17 Quotes filtered by Aneurin Bevan
Attlee seemed determined to make a trumpet sound like a train whistle.
Listening to a speech by Neville Chamberlain is like paying a visit to Woolworths; everything in its place and nothing above sixpence.
That is my truth, no you tell me yours.
Bevan's favourite saying.
Whenever you scratch a Tory you find a Fascist.
Category: Insulting Conservatives
What should be the glory of the profession is that a doctor should be able to meet his patients with no financial anxiety.
Aneurin Bevan 09/02/1947
Category: Health Issues
We should not be pushing out figured when the facts are in the opposite direction.
A Society in which the people's wants do not exceed their possessions is not a Socialist society.
How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics in the twentieth century.
Aneurin Bevan 1952
The hero's need of the people outlasts their need of him.
Aneurin Bevan 02/1944
Category: Winston Churchill (quotes about)
As one bastard to another I accept your apology.
To Hugh Dalton
Category: Labour Politicians (quotes about)
If you carry this resolution and follow out its implications...you will send a Foreign Secretary, whoever he may be, naked into the conference chamber...And you call that statesmanship. I call it an emotional spasm.
Aneurin Bevan 1960
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 05/07/1948
On the inuaguration of the National Health Service
Winston Churchill: I think that at least on this occasion you might have taken the trouble to dress properly.
Aneurin Bevan: Prime Minister, your fly is undone.
Aneurin Bevan 06/1953
Emerging from the Gents at a banquet at Lancaster House in honour of the Queen's Coronation.
A dessicated calculating machine.
On Hugh Gaitskell
Category: Insulting Labour
If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack the monkey when the organ grinder is present.
Aneurin Bevan 16/05/1957
Attacking Harold Macmillan for his involvement in the Suez crisis the previous autumn.