Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan

British Labor politician

Lived from: 1897-1960

Category: Politics

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    Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born.
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    Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
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    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.
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    He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
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    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.
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    I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.
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    I know that the right kind of political leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine.
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    I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
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    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.
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    If freedom is to be saved and enlarged, poverty must be ended. There is no other solution.
    Source: In Place of Fear (1952)
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    It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically.
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    It is not possible to create peace in the Middle East by jeopardizing the peace of the world.
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    No amount of cajolery, and no attempts 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.
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    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.
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    Politics is a blood sport.
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