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Quintin Hogg (1907 – 2001)


Formerly 2nd Viscount Hailsham (1950–1963), was a British Conservative politician.
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Quintin Hogg
If you can tell me there are no adulterers on the front bench of the Labour Party you can talk to me about Profumo.
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There is a sense in which all law is nothing more nor less than a gigantic confidence trick.
Hogg
Being Conservative is only another way of being British.




A great party is not to be brought down because of a scandal by a woman of easy virtue and a proved liar.
Lord Hailsham: But to try to turn it into a party issue, is really beyond belief contemptible.
Robert McKenzie: Do you feel that the others that have spoken out, the Bishops, The Times and so on, have tried to turn it into a party issue?
Hailsham: I think you have!
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The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.
Quintin Hogg
Conservatives do not believe that political struggle is the most important thing in life...The simplest among them prefer fox-hunting—the wisest religion.
If the British public falls for this, I think it would be stark, staring bonkers.
Hogg
"The only freedom which counts is the freedom to do what some other people think to be wrong. There is no point in demanding freedom to do that which all will applaud. All the so-called liberties or rights are things which have to be asserted against others; who claim that if such things are to be allowed, their own rights are infringed or their own liberties threatened. This is always true, even when we speak of the freedom to worship, of the right of free speech or association, or of public assembly. If we are to allow freedoms at all there will constantly be complaints that either the liberty itself or the way in which it is exercised is being abused, and, if it is a genuine freedom, these complaints will often be justified. There is no way of having a free society in which there is not abuse. Abuse is the very hallmark of liberty."
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