1897-1960, British Labor Politician
Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born.
Aneurin Bevan – [Fascism]

Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
Aneurin Bevan – [Freedom]

He has the lucidity which is the by-product of a fundamentally sterile mind. He does not have to struggle… with the crowded pulsations of a fecund imagination. On the contrary he is almost devoid of imagination.
Aneurin Bevan – [Mind]

He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
Aneurin Bevan – [Modesty]

I am not going to spend any time whatsoever in attacking the Foreign Secretary. If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack the monkey when the organ grinder is present.
Aneurin Bevan – [Insults]

I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.
Aneurin Bevan – [Morality]

I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
Aneurin Bevan – [Books and Reading]

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 – [Hospitals]

It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically.
Aneurin Bevan – [Industry]

Politics is a blood sport.
Aneurin Bevan – [Politicians and Politics]

Poor fellow, he suffers from files.
Aneurin Bevan – [Bureaucracy]

Reactionary: A man walking backwards with his face to the future.
Aneurin Bevan – [Reactionaries]

The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
Aneurin Bevan – [Politicians and Politics]

The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
Aneurin Bevan – [Power]

The worst thing I can say about democracy is that it has tolerated the Right Honorable Gentleman for four and a half years.
Aneurin Bevan – [Democracy]

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
Aneurin Bevan – [Indecision]

You're not an M.P., you're a gastronomic pimp.
Aneurin Bevan – [Public]