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David Lloyd George

1863-1945 ,  British Prime Minister [1916-1922]
David Lloyd GeorgeBritish prime minister (1916–22) who dominated the British political scene in the latter part of World War I. He was raised to the peerage in the year of his death.

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The finest eloquence is that which gets things done.

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

A young man who isn't a socialist hasn't got a heart; an old man who is a socialist hasn't got a head.

If you want to succeed in politics you must keep your conscience firmly under control.

We are fighting Germany, Austria and drink, and as far as I can see, the greatest of these three deadly foes is drink.

There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.

Four specters haunt the poor: old age, accident, sickness and unemployment

Lucidity of speech is unquestionably one of the surest tests of mental precision. In my experience a confused talker is never a clear thinker.

With me, a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.

You cannot trust the interests of any class entirely to another class; and you cannot trust the interests of any sex to another sex.

Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.

Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.

If you listen to the neverdo's, it's never done.

When they circumcised Herbert Samuel they threw away the wrong bit.

Sincerity is the surest road to confidence.

Independent thinking is not encouraged in a professional Army. It is a form of mutiny. Obedience is the supreme virtue.

The world is becoming like a lunatic asylum run by lunatics.

You get to know more of the character of a man in a round of golf than in six months of political experience.

Doctinaires are the vultures of principle. They feed upon principle after it is dead.

Of all the bigotries that savage the human temper there is none so stupid as the anti-Semitic.

What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics.

Every man has a House of Lords in his own head. Fears, prejudices, misconceptions - those are the peers and they are hereditary.

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Believe me, Germany is unable to wage war.

said it in 1934


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