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Clement Attlee Quotes


A British Labour politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951, and as the Leader of the Labour Party from 1935 to 1955.
(1883 - 1967)

Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
 

I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.
 

No social system will bring us happiness, health and prosperity unless it is inspired by something greater than materialism.
[Happiness]
 

One layer was certainly 17th century. The 18th century in him is obvious. There was the 19th century, and a large slice, of course, of the 20th century; and another, curious layer which may possibly have been the 21st.
 

Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.
 

The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days.
 

The last of our enemies is laid low.
 

Winston Churchill - fifty per cent genius, fifty per cent bloody fool.