Jonathan Aitken Quotes (5 quotes)
“If you asked her (Margaret Thatcher) about Sinai, she would probably think it was the plural for sinus.”
Quoted in James Prior, A Balance of Power (1986), p.107
“As far as the physical miseries go, I am sure I will cope. I lived at Eton in the 1950s and I know all about life in uncomfortable quarters.”
On how he might cope with prison. Quoted in Daily Express, 19 January 1999
“It's a fairly unique position; to hace been in charge of prison funding and then to have been an inmate. I wish I'd been more generous.”
Quoted in The Times, 3 June 2000
“An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life—becoming a better person.”
Path of Life (1909)
“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.”
Chance (1913), part II, Chapter 5
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.”
As quoted in: Vanity Fair, Volume 54 (1991), p. 136
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Born: August 30, 1942 (age 75)
Bio: Jonathan William Patrick Aitken is a former Conservative Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom for 24 years, and a former British government Cabinet minister. He was convicted of perjury in 1999 and received an 18-month prison sentence, of which he served seven months. He is currently president of Christian Solidarity Worldwide.