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Quotations From TONY BENN

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  • 1.
    We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values.
    Tony Benn (b. 1925), British Labour politician. Speech, October 1, 1975, to Labour Party Conference.

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  • 2.
    Britain today is suffering from galloping obsolescence.
    Tony Benn (b. 1925), British Labour politician. speech, Jan. 31, 1963.

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  • 3.
    The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
    Tony Benn (b. 1925), British Labour politician. Comment during his campaign to disclaim his hereditary peerage. Quoted in New York Times (February 11, 1962).

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    I did not enter the Labour Party forty-seven years ago to have our manifesto written by Dr. Mori, Dr. Gallup and Mr. Harris.
    Tony Benn (b. 1925), British Labour politician. Guardian (London, June 13, 1988).
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    All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
    Tony Benn (b. 1925), British Labour politician. speech, Feb. 28, 1991, to House of Commons. The day the Gulf War ended.

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    It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you.
    Tony Benn (b. 1925), British Labour politician. Quoted in Observer (London, October 6, 1991).

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    A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.
    Tony Benn (b. 1925), British Labour politician. Television broadcast, BBC-TV (April 11, 1989).

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