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
“He was born to be a senator. He never said anything important, and he always said it sonorously.”
Elmer Gantry (1927)
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
―Franklin D. Roosevelt
Second Inaugural Address (20 January 1937)
As quoted in The New York Times (28 October 1973)
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Born: August 30, 1942 (age 76)
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.