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Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future.

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Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future.

Aneurin Bevan

Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born.

Aneurin Bevan

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

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

Aneurin Bevan

I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interests.

Aneurin Bevan

Politics is a blood sport.

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

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There is only one hope for mankind - and that is democratic socialism. There is only one party in Great Britain which can do it - and that is the Labour Party.

Aneurin Bevan

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

The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with faith to fight for it

Aneurin Bevan