"There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Alan Clark on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Alan Clark on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Alan Clark on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Alan Clark on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Alan Clark on Joseph Stalin