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  • 1.
    In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.
    Cecil Parkinson (b. 1932), British Conservative politician. Televised interview, November 19, 1990, ITV.

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  • 2.
    It is better to be a has-been than a never-was.
    Cecil Parkinson (b. 1932), British Conservative politician. Guardian (London, June 29, 1990). Parkinson was forced to resign from his position as chairman of the Conservative party in 1987, following the exposure of his extramarital affair with his former secretary, Sara Keays, and her resulting pregnancy, though he later returned to the cabinet.
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