Quotes by Aneurin Bevan

Politics is a blood sport.
- Aneurin Bevan
This is my truth, tell me yours.
- Aneurin Bevan
Poor fellow, he suffers from files.
- Aneurin Bevan
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Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
- Aneurin Bevan
The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
- Aneurin Bevan
He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
- Aneurin Bevan
Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future.
- Aneurin Bevan
I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
- Aneurin Bevan
Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
- Aneurin Bevan
I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.
- Aneurin Bevan
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We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down.
- Aneurin Bevan
Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born.
- Aneurin Bevan
The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
- Aneurin Bevan
It is not possible to create peace in the Middle East by jeopardizing the peace of the world.
- Aneurin Bevan
Stand not too near the rich man lest he destroy thee - and not too far away lest he forget thee.
- Aneurin Bevan
I know that the right kind of political leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine.
- Aneurin Bevan
The Tories, every election, must have a bogy man. If you haven't got a programme, a bogy man will do.
- Aneurin Bevan
It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically.
- Aneurin Bevan
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
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
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
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