210 Quotes filtered by policy
Unilateralism is not internationalism, It is nationalist egotism gone mad.
A country of long shadows on county cricket grounds, warm beer, green suburbs, dog lovers, and old maids cycling to holy communion through the morning mist.
Category: English Identity
I have spent most of my life most happily making plans for others to carry out.
William Beveridge 1953
Are not the worst examples of architecture to be found in private enterprise in cheap jerry-built homes?
Hugh Dalton 28/07/1938
The journalist, whose main duty is speed, is likely sometimes to get an advantage over the diplomatist whose main object is accuracy.
My foreign policy is to be able to take a ticket at Victoria Station and go anywhere I damn well please.
Ernest Bevin 20/04/1951
Category: Foreign Policy (British)
There has been great excitement at the prospect that this atomic bomb or atomic energy is likely to produce great industrial energy very quickly, I do not believe it at all.
Ernest Bevin 07/11/1945
Category: Nuclear Power
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
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
Teaching is a good preparation for politics because you have to reply to questions when you don't know the answer.
Keith Best 28/12/1991
Whether we like it or not we are consideably bound to Europe.
Category: Europe & Britain
If the money wasted on arms could be used to help the less developed nations, that would probably be a greater blow against the Communist danger than anything else.
Category: Overseas Aid
The army will hear nothing of politics from me and in return I expect to hear nothing of politics from the army.
H H Asquith 04/04/1914
Human nature being what it is, prisons are one of the most fundamental institutions on which society depends.
Julian Amery 09/02/1984
In youth, the absense of pleasure is pain, in old age, the absence of pain is pleasure.
The real truth is, the number of convicts is too overwhelming for the means of proper and effectual punishment. I despair of any remedy but that which I wish I could hope for - a great reduction in the amount of crime.
Be not over solicitous about education. It may be able to do much, but it does not do as much as expected from it. It may mould and direct the character, but it rarely alters it.
Lord Melbourne 01/12/1841
The Admiralty has demanded six, the Treasury said we could only have four so we compromised on eight.
On defence procurement during WW1