Quotes by David Lloyd George

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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.

With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.
There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.
The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them.
Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by the rage of angry men.
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.
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.
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.
The Landlord is a gentleman who does not earn his wealth. He has a host of agents and clerks that receive for him. He does not even take the trouble to spend his wealth. He has a host of people around him to do the actual spending. He never sees it until he comes to enjoy it. His sole function, his chief pride, is the stately consumption of wealth produced by others.
What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.
Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.
Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.
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.
No democracy has ever long survived the failure of its adherents to be ready to die for it. My own conviction is this, the people must either go on or go under.

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