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
“All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.”
Le bourgeois gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman), 1670
“It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.”
As quoted in The Book of Poisonous Quotes (1993) edited by Colin Jarman, p. 232.
“Of all hatreds that the world produces, a wife's hatred for her husband, when she does hate him, is the strongest.”
Phineas Redux (1874)
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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.