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Lord Mountbatten Quotes

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Lord Mountbatten quotes

I was born with an ability to concentrate very hard on a job for a long time.

It never entered my father's mind nor my mind ever to do a job othe than at one's best ability.

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?

I suppose you can say I became an odd-job man.

You can divide my life into two.

My mother said, Don't worry abot what people think now. Think about whether your children and grandchildren will think you've done well.

In 1966 I became president of the British Computer Society.

Never feel that a piece of criticism or advice is too much trouble to give, or that it exceeds your province.

Prince Charles is an absolute Mountbatten. The real intelligence in the royal family comes through my parents to Prince Philip and the children.

Churchill was the canny political animal, very devious, bursting with energy and determination, learning as hard as he could.

Even that crazy lunatic, my aunt the Empress, wa absolutely sweet and charming.

Here I am in my first command - a bit dazed but feeling very grand.

I believe firmly that it was the Almighty's goodness, to check my consummate vanity.

I have been driven demented in my career.

I liked Truman very much. He was precise and businesslike. After a while, it was his turn.

It is a curious thing, but I have been right in everything I have done and said in my life.

Men o' war were to be a part of the fabric of my life for the next half-century.

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.

My trophy value exceeded my military usefulness.

The team should have implicit confidence in the captain's decisions.