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Aneurin Bevan Quotes

(1897-1960), British Labor Politician

I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.

Category: Books And Reading

Poor fellow, he suffers from files.

Category: Bureaucracy

The worst thing I can say about democracy is that it has tolerated the Right Honorable Gentleman for four and a half years.

Category: Democracy

Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born.

Category: Fascism

Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.

Category: Freedom

I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.

Category: Hospitals

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.

Category: Indecision

It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically.

Category: Industry

I am not going to spend any time whatsoever in attacking the Foreign Secretary. If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack the monkey when the organ grinder is present.

Category: Insults

He has the lucidity which is the by-product of a fundamentally sterile mind. He does not have to struggle... with the crowded pulsations of a fecund imagination. On the contrary he is almost devoid of imagination.

Category: Mind

He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.

Category: Modesty

I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.

Category: Morality

Politics is a blood sport.

Category: Politicians And Politics

The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.

Category: Politicians And Politics

The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.

Category: Power