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Anthony Eden quotes on politics, conflict, war, peace and freedom.

22 Inspiring Quotes By Anthony Eden Quotes That Can Change Your Life

Quick Facts

Famous As: Prime Minister of UK

Born On: June 12, 1897

Died On: January 14, 1977

Born In: Windlestone Hall

Died At Age: 79

In a time of several political crises and national disasters, the statesman Anthony Eden stood out for his country as the nation’s bellwether. From entering public service at a young age and rapidly rising the ranks, Eden’s reputation as a man of the hour followed him everywhere. His popularity helped him rise as Winston Churchill’s successor. Eden was considered a peaceful and diplomatic politician in his time, but his pragmatism failed during international negotiations and war agreements. Despite mixed opinions about his ministerial tenure, Eden’s innate understanding of administration have been appreciated by many. We have assembled Eden’s views and quotes from his memoirs, interviews, monographs, and books about him. Let’s take a look at his sayings on politics, conflict, war, peace and freedom.

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Drift is the demon of democracy.

Anthony Eden

The worst of being sacked is you can never find your car.

Anthony Eden

We have many times led Europe in the fight for freedom. It would be an ignoble end to our long history if we tamely accepted to perish by degrees.

Anthony Eden

We best avoid wars by taking even physical action to stop small ones.

Anthony Eden

All prejudices are equally fatal to good government.

Anthony Eden

It is a common happening that those in power, as their tenure of office continues, find themselves less and less able to contemplate relinquishing it.

Anthony Eden

We cannot agree that an act of plunder which threatens the livelihood of many nations should be allowed to succeed.

Anthony Eden

Long experience has told me that to be criticized is not always to be wrong.

Anthony Eden

Slowly and painfully man is learning that he must do unto others what he would have them do to him.

Anthony Eden

Anthony's father was a mad baronet and his mother a very beautiful woman. That's Anthony-half mad baronet, half beautiful woman.

Anthony Eden

Every succeeding scientific discovery makes greater nonsense of old-time conceptions of sovereignty.

Anthony Eden

Nothing is more destructive of human dignity than a rule which imposes a mute and blind obedience.

Anthony Eden

I am one of a rare breed of true politicians who definitely say what they may or may not mean with absolute certainty.

Anthony Eden

The more the planners, the worse the plans.

Anthony Eden

If you've broken the eggs, you should make the omelette.

Anthony Eden

Man should be master of his environment, not its slave. That is what freedom means.

Anthony Eden

That is a good question for you to ask, not a wise question for me to answer.

Anthony Eden

We are not at war with Egypt. We are in an armed conflict.

Anthony Eden

Corruption never has been compulsory.

Anthony Eden

If you've broken the eggs, you should make the omelette.

Anthony Eden

Everyone is always in favour of general economy and particular expenditure.

Anthony Eden

You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.

Anthony Eden