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Aneurin Bevan

Welsh,  Politician
Total Quotes : 22
Fiction Read Form

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

- Aneurin Bevan

Like Determined Trumpet

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

- Aneurin Bevan

New Itself Refusing

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

- Aneurin Bevan

Freedom By-Product Surplus

Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.

- Aneurin Bevan

Small Alive Large

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.

- Aneurin Bevan

Road Middle Get

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

- Aneurin Bevan

Politics Never Regarded

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

- Aneurin Bevan

Poor Suffers Fellow

Poor fellow, he suffers from files.

- Aneurin Bevan

Leader Kind Labour Party

I know that the right kind of political leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine.

- Aneurin Bevan

Power Give Getting

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

- Aneurin Bevan

Will Enforced Industrially

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

- Aneurin Bevan

World Middle East

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

- Aneurin Bevan

Genius Prime Minister

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

- Aneurin Bevan

Island Surrounded Made

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.

- Aneurin Bevan

Deep Hatred Concerned

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.

- Aneurin Bevan

Walking Face His

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

- Aneurin Bevan

Deep Seduction Concerned

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.

- Aneurin Bevan

Truth Me Tell

This is my truth, tell me yours.

- Aneurin Bevan

Away Thee Lest

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

- Aneurin Bevan

Election Will Tories

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

- Aneurin Bevan