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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Aneurin Bevan on randomness, labour, capitalism, socialism, politics, economics, harmony and conservatism.

9 Inspiring Quotes & Sayings By Aneurin Bevan

Famous As: Former Secretary of State for Health
Born On: November 15, 1897
Died On: July 6, 1960
Born In: Tredegar
Founder / Co Founder: National Health Service
Died At Age: 62
Aneurin Bevan was an esteemed Welsh statesman who went on to become the Minister of Health in the Attlee government during the late 40’s and early 50’s. Bevan was a steadfast advocate of democratic socialism, social justice and work rights. He was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the ‘National Health Service’, which had the provision of medical care throughout Britain. Coming from an ordinary background, he went on to transform the heathcare scenario in the country by introducing several necessary medical reforms. One of the most revered Welsh politician, he was included in the top 100 list of Welsh heroes. Though he did not have many published works of his own, few excerpts from his speeches and thoughts were compiled in Greg Rosen's ‘Old Labour to New’. Apart from this collection, his famous works included ‘Why Not Trust The Tories?’ and ‘In Place of Fear’. His thoughts and ideas focused on issues pertaining to socialism, democracy, rights, freedom, equality, politics, leadership, peace, harmony, economy, expertise and many more. We have collected some of his most famous quotes from his speeches, thoughts and life. Let us go through some of the most evergreen quotes and sayings by Aneurin Bevan, the reputable personality from Welsh Politics.
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We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over!

Aneurin Bevan

I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.

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

Soon, if we are not prudent, millions of people will be watching each other starve to death through expensive television sets

Aneurin Bevan

We could manage to survive without money changers and stockbrokers. We should find it harder to do without miners, steel workers and those who cultivate the land

Aneurin Bevan

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

Aneurin Bevan

Virtue is its own punishment.

Aneurin Bevan

Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.

Aneurin Bevan

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