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Aneurin Bevan
November 15, 1897 - July 6, 1960
Nationality: Welsh
Category: Politician
Subcategory: Welsh Politician

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


Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future.


No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.


Poor fellow, he suffers from files.


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


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


This is my truth, tell me yours.


The Tories, every election, must have a bogy man. If you haven't got a programme, a bogy man will do.


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.


Stand not too near the rich man lest he destroy thee - and not too far away lest he forget thee.


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


This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.


It is not possible to create peace in the Middle East by jeopardizing the peace of the world.


Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.


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


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


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


Politics is a blood sport.


Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.


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


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