"I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear - Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them. I had to make sure that we didn't promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Clare Short on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Clare Short on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Clare Short on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Clare Short on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Clare Short on Albert Einstein
"That feeds anger, and I mean when we went and at last thank heavens got towards peace in Northern Ireland we went for justice within Northern Ireland as well as using security well, as well as a political settlement, but surely that is the lesson."
"And we know there has been horrendous loss of life and suffering and we know that there is anger. Anyone who came anywhere near the general election in constituencies with a substantial Muslim population knows that."
"So my own suspicion is that the attorney has stopped this prosecution because part of her defence was to question legality and that would have brought his advice into the public domain again and there was something fishy about the way in which he said war was legal."
"Most of us women like men, you know it's just that we find them a constant disappointment."
"People have accused me of being in favor of globalization. This is equivalent to accusing me of being in favor of the sun rising in the morning."
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