David Lloyd George

[1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor]

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David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a British Liberal politician and statesman. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and led a Wartime Coalition Government between 1916 and 1922 and was the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1926 to 1931.

During a long tenure of office, mainly as Chancellor of the Exchequer, he was a key figure ... more »

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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.
  • ''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. o...
  • ''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.
  • ''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, No...
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