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As a serving officer, there was little I could say in public, unlike Winston. I knew war was coming.
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Churchill was the canny political animal, very devious, bursting with energy and determination, learning as hard as he could.
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During the first part of my life I was an ordinary conventional naval officer, trying not to be different in the sense of being royal.
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Edwina was one of those remarkable women who never show that they are about to have a baby.
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Even that crazy lunatic, my aunt the Empress, wa absolutely sweet and charming.
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Every time I joined a new ship, I had to start absolutely afresh.
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Everybody says you're right, and you begin to think how right they are to think you're always right.
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From the time we began liberating Burma and after the atomic bomb was dropped, I was out on a limb. None of my staff had anything to offer me.
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Here I am in my first command - a bit dazed but feeling very grand.
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I am much more intelligent than you think.
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I am under no illusion about the difficulty of my task. I shall need the greatest good will and I am asking India for that good will.
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I asked permission for my division of four destroyers to evacuate the first night's contingent under the fog cover.
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I believe firmly that it was the Almighty's goodness, to check my consummate vanity.
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I can't go on forever. I'd rather snuff out in a hurry.
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I had taken the translators' course and kept my French up. But it was an omen of what we were in for later.
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I had three-quarters of a million Japanese prisoners of war to house and feed and employ until I could get them home.
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I have always tried to crack a joke or two before, but today I'm afraid I have run out of jokes.
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I have been driven demented in my career.
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I liked Truman very much. He was precise and businesslike. After a while, it was his turn.
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I made my decisions about Burma, French Indonesia, etc. A lot of people today still think I gave away India.
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I quite forgot to specify which trophy I meant to win, the silver cup for best team or the wooden spoon for worst.
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I suppose you can say I became an odd-job man.
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I thought the King was quite wrong, and I produced my trump card. I asked if the Secretary of State for India was above the Viceroy.
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I used to visit ships and help with the installation of loudspeakers.
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I was born with an ability to concentrate very hard on a job for a long time.
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I was getting very pleased with myself and I knew this was very bad for me.
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I was not a specially good horseman when I began, and I didn't have a good eye for ball games.
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I was now an Admiral at 41, two years younger than Nelson, and with three other honorary ranks.
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I was of German descent and like my father understood the German mind. These were my two assets.
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I was offered the governorship of Malta. There are towns and villages in India than there are people on Malta.
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I was so keen to get back to sea. I was rattled.
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I'm afraid I was the favorite. I was spoiled, and no one minded.
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I'm not going to have sentries in army boots thumping around the place keeping everyone awake, even if you want to improve security.
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If I'd been a member, I would have been horrified at the club's unpatriotic attitude.
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If people take it amiss that's their funeral. Life is far too short to worry about that sort of thing.
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In 1966 I became president of the British Computer Society.
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It is a curious thing, but I have been right in everything I have done and said in my life.
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It may be coincidence that I was promoted.
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It never entered my father's mind nor my mind ever to do a job othe than at one's best ability.
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It was military insanity. Suddenly we faced having to recast all our plans.
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It was really just like any other family.
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Make no mistake, things are going to be tough, but we have got to stop reinforcements from getting through.
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Marriage to a very rich woman posed problems.
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Men o' war were to be a part of the fabric of my life for the next half-century.
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My father and Kitchener got on very well, far better than Churchill and Kitchener.
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My father was afraid of his father, I was afraid of my father, and I don't see why my children shouldn't be afraid of me.
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My mother decided that she wouldn't die until she saw me safely back in the Royal Navy and on my way to the top.
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My mother said, Don't worry abot what people think now. Think about whether your children and grandchildren will think you've done well.
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My trophy value exceeded my military usefulness.
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Never feel that a piece of criticism or advice is too much trouble to give, or that it exceeds your province.
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No one person invented Mulberry. The knowledge that we had to have this floating harbor slowly grew.
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Prince Charles is an absolute Mountbatten. The real intelligence in the royal family comes through my parents to Prince Philip and the children.
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Quite early on, we got the first Allied Headquarters operating in London.
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Suez... a complete disaster. I hated it.
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The First Lords amounted to nothing in my time. None of them knew Christmas from Easter.
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The Germans and Italians bombed Malta night and day. I saw no point in risking the Kelly's entire company. I stayed on board every night.
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The only one with whom I had much difficulty were the French. They remember for a long time.
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The primary factor in a successful attack is speed.
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The Royal Navy loves rows. They always have done.
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The team should have implicit confidence in the captain's decisions.
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These little fools have insisted on calling me a German spy.
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This is the war I fear.
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We all had dreams of a united India. Within weeks they were shattered.
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We all needed cheering up, so I called for a song or two. I started with, Roll Out the Barrel.
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What a friend David is to me. How I wish he wasn't the Prince of Wales. It would be so much easier to see lots and lots of him!
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What do you do if you are asked to do a job, first by the Prime Minister, and then by the King? How can you refuse?
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What would have happened if my father had been an Englishman?
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When I was Viceroy of India, I worked about 18 hours a day and relaxed by working on my book.
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When knocking about, always aim in a definite direction. Hitting aimlessly may be amusing but it is a very bad habit.
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Whoever would want to murder an old man like me?
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Winston laid it down in 1940 who was to carry his body, and I was included.
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You can divide my life into two.
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You do know that the job is almost impossible? Look how bad it will be for you and the family if I fail.
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You mean I am going to have the Cabinet sitting on top of me all the time? This is ridiculous. The decisions must be mine and mine alone, on the spot.
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