Lord Mountbatten Quotes

  1. My mother said, Don’t worry abot what people think now. Think about whether your children and grandchildren will think you’ve done well.
  2. Churchill was the canny political animal, very devious, bursting with energy and determination, learning as hard as he could.
  3. I liked Truman very much. He was precise and businesslike. After a while, it was his turn.
  4. You can divide my life into two.
  5. 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.
  6. I have been driven demented in my career.
  7. I was born with an ability to concentrate very hard on a job for a long time.
  8. The primary factor in a successful attack is speed.
  9. This is the war I fear.
  10. I believe firmly that it was the Almighty’s goodness, to check my consummate vanity.
  11. 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?
  12. I suppose you can say I became an odd-job man.
  13. My trophy value exceeded my military usefulness.
  14. No one person invented Mulberry. The knowledge that we had to have this floating harbor slowly grew.
  15. In 1966 I became president of the British Computer Society.
  16. Prince Charles is an absolute Mountbatten. The real intelligence in the royal family comes through my parents to Prince Philip and the children.
  17. Here I am in my first command – a bit dazed but feeling very grand.
  18. I was so keen to get back to sea. I was rattled.
  19. Men o’ war were to be a part of the fabric of my life for the next half-century.
  20. I am much more intelligent than you think.
  21. It is a curious thing, but I have been right in everything I have done and said in my life.
  22. Even that crazy lunatic, my aunt the Empress, wa absolutely sweet and charming.
  23. Never feel that a piece of criticism or advice is too much trouble to give, or that it exceeds your province.
  24. The team should have implicit confidence in the captain’s decisions.
  25. 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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