David Lloyd George
1863-1945. British statesman. Prime Minister (1916-1922).
There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.
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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.
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Four specters haunt the Poor -- Old Age, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment. We are going to exorcise them. We are going to drive hunger from the hearth. We mean to banish the workhouse from the horizon of every workman in the land.
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The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things which matter for a nation -- the great peaks we had forgotten, of Honor, Duty, Patriotism, and clad in glittering white, the great pinnacle of Sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to Heaven.
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A fully equipped duke costs as much to keep up as two Dreadnoughts, and dukes are just as great a terror -- and they last longer.
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Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
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With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.
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The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them.
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Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
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The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.
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