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Stand not too near the rich man lest he destroy thee -
by Aneurin Bevan

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Poor fellow, he suffers from files.
- Aneurin Bevan

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

Politics is a blood sport.
- Aneurin Bevan

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

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

Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
- 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

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

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

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

Capture a shadow,
dance with the wind,
stand in a rainbow,
begin at the end.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

If it's Right, stand up for it - together.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Know that you do not need the approval of others.
You are unique and magnificent. Stand tall, stand proud.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

Stand Tall, Breathe Deep, Be Unstoppable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
- Mark Twain

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.
- Anonymous

If you believe in forever,
then life is just a one night stand.
- The Righteous Brothers

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed,
but I am bound to live by the light that I have.
I must stand with anybody that stands right,
and stand with him while he is right,
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

That I was born to this circle - I am blessed.
That I choose to stand in this circle - I am proud.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

Stand with anybody that stands right,
stand with him while he is right
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
- Alexander Hamilton

We listen. We listen. We move.
We sit. It rains. The sun comes out.
(there stands a friend)
We listen. We laugh. We share.
We sit. We dance. It rains.
There stands a friend.
We listen. We share. We sit. We dance.
The sun comes up.
There. I stand, a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I love mankind, it's people I can't stand.
- Charles M. Schulz

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Before you can forgive others,
you must be a person whose forgiveness matters.
Before you can have gratitude for your life,
you must believe that your life has value.
Before your choices have value,
you must feel that you yourself have value.
Before you can dream a great dream for your future,
you have to believe that your future matters.
Before you can build positive habits of resolve and commitment,
before you can begin to live into the Japanese proverb,
"Fall seven times, stand up eight,"
you must believe that your life matters.
Before you can celebrate your life, you must Honor it.
And, before you can feel unity with,
and Honor toward, Spirit and all creation,
you must Honor yourself to feel worthy of that unity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet
off the ground and won't stand still.
- Calvin Trillin

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in,
and going after your dreams.
- Madonna Ciccone

I can't stand a naked light bulb.
- the movie A Streetcar Named Desire

Never stand between a dog and the hydrant.
- John Peers

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

Stand by your man.
Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.
- Tammy Wynette

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals.
I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
- Mia Hamm

We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity,
for in prosperity we forget God.
- Dwight L. Moody

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
- Winston Churchill

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel


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