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Tony Benn Quotes





A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.
 

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
 

Britain today is suffering from galloping obsolescence.
 

Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters.
 

I am on the right wing of the middle of the road and with a strong radical bias.
 

If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library.
 

It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you.
 

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
 

The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
 

The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what happened in Stalin's Russia: it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain.
 

We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values.