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Enoch Powell Quotes





'Helping industry' is the elephant pit of socialism, a deep hole with sharp spikes at the bottom, covered over with twigs and fresh grass.
[Socialism]
 

A little nonsense now and then is not a bad thing. Where would we politicians be if we were not allowed to talk it sometimes?
 

All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure.
[Politicians]
 

For a politician to complain about the press is like a ship's captain complaining about the sea.
[Press]
 

History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen.
 

I do not keep a diary. Never have. To write a diary every day is like returning to one's own vomit.
 

No one is forced to be a politician. It can only compare with fox hunting and writing poetry. These are two things that men do for sheer enjoyment, too.
[Politicians]
 

There is a mania in legislation in detecting discrimination. But all life is about discrimination.
 

Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependants, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant-descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre. As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding. Like the Roman, I seem to see the Tiber foaming with much blood.
 

To me the nation is the ultimate political reality. There is no political reality beyond it. But what it is cannot be determined scientifically, you cannot pick it up, you cannot measure it.
[Nationalism]
 

To pretend that you cannot exchange goods and services freely with a Frenchman or an Italian unless there is an identical standard of bathing beaches or tap water in the different countries is not logic. It is naked aggression.