Aneurin Bevan Quotes

Best Quotes by Aneurin Bevan

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

“Politics is a blood sport.”

“Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.”

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

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

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“We’re told cars are dangerous. It’s safer to drive through South Central Los Angeles than to walk there. We’re told cars are wasteful. Wasteful of what? Oil did a lot of good sitting in the ground for millions of years. We’re told cars should be replaced with mass transportation. But it’s hard to reach the drive-through window at McDonald’s from a speeding train. And we’re told cars cause pollution. A hundred years ago city streets were ankle deep in horse excrement. What kind of pollution do you want? Would you rather die of cancer at eighty or typhoid fever at nine?”

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