David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George

British Statesman, Prime Minister

Lived from: 1863-1945

Quotes: David Lloyd George

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    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.
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    A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; if you agree with him he's a statesman.
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    Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
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    Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
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    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.
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    Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.
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    Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.
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    The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them.
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    The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.
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    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.
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    There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.
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    What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
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    With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.
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    You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
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    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.
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