Sir Bernard Rowland Crick Quotes

Politics has rough manners, but it is a very useful thing.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

Quite apart from the prestige of technology, people do, after all, prefer a simple idea to a complex one.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

Where government is impossible, politics is impossible.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

Factory workers are not working for capitalism, they are working for a living wage.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

If a government is to do great new things, it will need more support. If a government is to change the world, it will need mass support. This is one of the discoveries of modern government.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

The politician has no more use for pride than Falstaff had for honour.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

The attempt to politicize everything is the destruction of politics. When everything is seen as relevant to politics, than politics has in fact become totalitarian.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

Since the business of politics is the conciliation of differing interests, justice must not merely be done, but to be seen to be done.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

The idea of a rational bureaucracy, of skill, merit, and consistency, is essential to all modern states.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

The praise of free men is worth having, for it is the only praise which is free from either servility or condescension.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

There is no great danger to politics in the desire for certainty at any price.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

A politics of vengeance is not politics. Revenge is a recklessness towards the future in a vain attempt to make the present abolish a suffering which is already past.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

Totalitarianism surpasses autocracy.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

Totalitarian rule marks the sharpest contrast imaginable with political rule, and ideological thinking is an explicit and direct challenge to political thinking.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

The unique character of political activity lies, quite literally, in its publicity.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

The method of rule of the tyrant and the oligarch is quite simply to clobber, coerce, or overawe all or most other groups in the interest of their own.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

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