"I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Aneurin Bevan on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Aneurin Bevan on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Aneurin Bevan on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Aneurin Bevan on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Aneurin Bevan on Joseph Stalin
"Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable."
"It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically."
"Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus."
"Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born."
"Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future."