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Hartley Shawcross (1902 – 2003)


British barrister and politician, probably most famous for his role as the lead British prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes tribunal.
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Hartley Shawcross
Getting up and criticising the other fellow because he's in and you are not seems to me a futile waste of time. Especially as you know in your heart that you would be doing more or less the same thing if you were in his place.
Shawcross quotes
I know that in my public life I fell below the standards that I had set myself... I have seen what is wrong but not done enough to put it right. I have been more critical than correct. I have had opportunities of great positions in the service of the state, but I have put them aside. I know that I have not devoted myself enough to promoting the good of others.
Shawcross
Let us not foist this humbug on the world.




All my moves were designed to promote the happiness and wellbeing of my family, rather than fame.
The new so called morality has too often the old immorality condoned.
Hartley Shawcross quotes
There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience.
Hartley Shawcross
We are the masters at the moment and shall be for some considerable time.
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