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Hartley Shawcross Quotes

Birth Date: 1902-02-04 (Tuesday, February 4th, 1902)
Date of Death: 2003-07-10 (Thursday, July 10th, 2003)

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    • There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience.
    • We are the masters at the moment and shall be for some considerable time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • I feel that I've had a happy life, not a very useful life, but a happy one.
    • 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.
    • Step by step, I have arrived at the conviction that the aims of Communism in Europe are sinister and fatal. At the Nuremberg Trials, I, together with my Russian colleague, condemned Nazi Aggression and Terror. I believe now that Hitler and the German People did not want war. But we, {England}, declared war on Germany, intent on destroying it, in accordance with our principle of Balance of Power, and we were encouraged by the 'Americans' around Roosevelt. We ignored Hitler's pleading, not to enter into war. Now we are forced to realize that Hitler was right. He offered us the co-operation of Germany: instead, since 1945, we have been facing the immense power of the Soviet Empire. I feel ashamed and humiliated to see that the aims we accused Hitler of, are being relentlessly pursued now, only under a different label.
    • The new so called morality has too often the old immorality condoned.
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