Aneurin Bevan Quotes (41 quotes)
“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.”
In Place of Fear (1952), Chapter 1
“Soon, if we are not prudent, millions of people will be watching each other starve to death through expensive television sets.”
In Place of Fear, p. 192, 1952
“We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down.”
In the Observer, 6 December 1953.
Interview in The Times, 29 March 1960.
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Born: November 15, 1897
Died: July 6, 1960 (aged 62)
Bio: Aneurin Nye Bevan was a Welsh Labour Party politician who was the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1959 until his death in 1960. The son of a coal miner, Bevan was a lifelong champion of social justice and the rights of working people.
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