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David Lloyd George Quotes

(1863-1945), British Statesman, Prime Minister

A fully equipped duke costs as much to keep up as two Dreadnoughts, and dukes are just as great a terror -- and they last longer.

Category: Aristocracy

With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.

Category: Change

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

Category: Commitment

The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.

Category: Danger

Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.

Category: Diplomacy

The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them.

Category: Eloquence

Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.

Category: Freedom

Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.

Category: Freedom

What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.

Category: Heroes And Heroism

The Landlord is a gentleman who does not earn his wealth. He has a host of agents and clerks that receive for him. He does not even take the trouble to spend his wealth. He has a host of people around him to do the actual spending. He never sees it until he comes to enjoy it. His sole function, his chief pride, is the stately consumption of wealth produced by others.

Category: Landlords

What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics.

Category: Politicians And Politics

Four specters haunt the Poor -- Old Age, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment. We are going to exorcise them. We are going to drive hunger from the hearth. We mean to banish the workhouse from the horizon of every workman in the land.

Category: Poverty And The Poor

There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.

Category: Procrastination

The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things which matter for a nation -- the great peaks we had forgotten, of Honor, Duty, Patriotism, and clad in glittering white, the great pinnacle of Sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to Heaven.

Category: Sacrifice