Quotations From DAVID LLOYD GEORGE


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  • Five hundred men, ordinary men, chosen accidentally from among the unemployed.
    David Lloyd George (1863-1945), British Liberal politician, prime minister. Speech, October 9, 1909, Newcastle, England.
  • What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
    David Lloyd George (1863-1945), British Liberal politician, Prime Minister. speech, Nov. 24, 1918, Wolverhampton, England. quoted in Times (London, Nov. 25, 1918). The words were frequently recalled in the years of low wages and unemployment that followed.
  • I hope we may say that thus, this fateful morning, came to an end all wars.
    David Lloyd George (1863-1945), British Liberal politician, prime minister. speech, Nov. 11, 1918, House of Commons, London. Hansard, col. 2463. on the day that the armistice was signed between the allied powers and Germany. The war that will end war had already been used as the title of a novel by H.G. Wells (1914).

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  • Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
    David Lloyd George (1863-1945), Welsh Liberal politician, prime minister. Comment on preparations for the Versailles Peace Conference, Nov. 1918.

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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.
    David Lloyd George (1863-1945), British Liberal politician, prime minister. speech, Oct. 9, 1909, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. quoted in Times (London, Oct. 11, 1909).
  • The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them.
    David Lloyd George (1863-1945), British Liberal politician, prime minister. Speech, January 1919, Paris Peace Conference.
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