38 Total Quotes

Welsh Politician Quotes

Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
Aneurin Bevan
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Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

Reactionary: A man walking backwards with his face to the future.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

This island is almost made of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish in Great Britain at the same time.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

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

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
#Welsh Politician

Politics is a blood sport.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

I know that the right kind of political leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

Poor fellow, he suffers from files.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

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

I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

This is my truth, tell me yours.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

Stand not too near the rich man lest he destroy thee - and not too far away lest he forget thee.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

It is not possible to create peace in the Middle East by jeopardizing the peace of the world.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

I know that the right kind of leader for the Labour Party is a kind of desiccated calculating machine.
Aneurin Bevan
#Welsh Politician

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
#Welsh Politician

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
#Welsh Politician

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
#Welsh Politician

And, I hope now that everybody understands that the Labour Party - as it always has done - stands for free speech and individual Members of the Labour Party are entitled to exercise that free speech.
Ron Davies
#Welsh Politician

First of all it has never been the case that I have threatened people with expulsion or that I've threatened to throw people out of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
Ron Davies
#Welsh Politician

I also want to draw attention to the responsibilities that people have to live up to their election promises and to live up to the votes that were cast by the people of Wales, in the General Election, in the expectation that we would deliver this promise.
Ron Davies
#Welsh Politician

I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn.
Ron Davies
#Welsh Politician

I have acknowledged that I am bisexual.
Ron Davies
#Welsh Politician

I have-I have more than an interesting task in piloting Wales into our new democracy, without wanting to exercise draconian powers on behalf of anybody else - I can assure of that.
Ron Davies
#Welsh Politician