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He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle. ...
by Aneurin Bevan

He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
- Aneurin Bevan

The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
- Aneurin Bevan

No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate
from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party.
So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
- Aneurin Bevan

Stand not too near the rich man lest he destroy thee -
and not too far away lest he forget thee.
- Aneurin Bevan

 

Fascism is not in itself a new order of society.
It is the future refusing to be born.
- Aneurin Bevan

I read the newspapers avidly.
It is my one form of continuous fiction.
- Aneurin Bevan

Politics is a blood sport.
- Aneurin Bevan

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It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages,
that they who rule industrially will rule politically.
- Aneurin Bevan

The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting
flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
- Aneurin Bevan

I know that the right kind of political leader for
the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine.
- Aneurin Bevan

Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future.
- Aneurin Bevan

Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
- Aneurin Bevan

It is not possible to create peace in the Middle East
by jeopardizing the peace of the world.
- Aneurin Bevan

Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
- Aneurin Bevan

I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals.
It is the arena of interest.
- Aneurin Bevan

This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish.
Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage
of coal and fish at the same time.
- Aneurin Bevan

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road.
They get run down.
- Aneurin Bevan

This is my truth, tell me yours.
- Aneurin Bevan

I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold
altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush
of warm sympathy in a small one.
- Aneurin Bevan

Poor fellow, he suffers from files.
- Aneurin Bevan

The Tories, every election, must have a bogy man.
If you haven't got a programme, a bogy man will do.
- Aneurin Bevan

No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction,
can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party.
So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
- Aneurin Bevan

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves
come when life seems most challenging.
- Joseph Campbell

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

The obscure we see eventually.
The completely obvious,
it seems, takes longer.
- Edward R. Murrow

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Ah, not everything is as seems...
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

What seems new is only new to us.
- Pearl S. Buck

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You CAN do what you are committed to do -
regardless of how difficult it seems.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

If everything seems to be going well,
you have obviously overlooked something.
- Anonymous

If someone irritates you, it is only
your own response that is irritating you.
Therefore, when anyone seems to be provoking you,
remember that it is only your judgment
of the incident that provokes you. -
- Epictetus

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

There is something about inside information which seems
to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.
- Bernard Baruch

When a thought takes one's breath away,
a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.
- Thomas W. Higginson

Perhaps people, and kids especially,
are spoiled today,
because all the kids today have cars,
it seems.
When I was young you were lucky to have a bike.
- James Cagney

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the
part of a great many people to the effect that when
you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
- Louis Kronenberger

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
- George Santayana

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish,
the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.
- Bernard Berenson

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

It seems every year, people make the resolution to
exercise and lose weight and get in shape.
- Ed Smith

There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people
will not go to analyze humor.
It seems to worry them.
- Robert Benchley

The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon.
We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are,
we must know our mothers names.
- Alice Walker

It seems that we have it backward in our society.
We tend to look up to people
who are under a great deal of stress,
who can handle loads of stress,
and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
- Richard Carlson

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships -
the ones that last -
are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.
You know, one day you look at the person
and you see something more than you did the night before.
Like a switch has been flicked somewhere.
And the person who was just a friend is...
suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
- Dana Scully

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
- Kitty O'Neill Collins

There is a lot of work just in terms of traveling and
logistics and people and gear and all that kind of stuff.
But I never really have problems playing music.
That never seems like work.
- James Iha

To be knocked out doesn't mean what it seems.
A boxer does not have to get up.
- Joyce Carol Oates

It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's
life is made up of nothing,
but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Although there has always been a hermeneutic problem in Christianity,
the hermeneutic question today seems to us a new one.
- Paul Ricoeur

Everything is entertainment; criticism is now entertainment
and it seems that the French directors have woken up
one day and suddenly realised that they were not backed up any more.
- Wim Wenders


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