Stanley Baldwin

(Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley)

Stanley Baldwin
Stanley Baldwin
  • Born: August 3, 1867
  • Died: December 14, 1947
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Statesman

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Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG, PC, PC, JP, FRS (3 August 1867 – 14 December 1947) was a British statesman and Conservative Party politician who dominated the government of the United Kingdom between the world wars, being Prime Minister on three occasions.

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... a lot of hard-faced men who look as if they had done very well out of the war. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
… a respectable whore Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
A government is not in power. It is in office, put there by the will of the people. Power
Administration is the essence of government, and its quality is a prime condition of civic comfort. Management & Managing Government
He spent his whole life in plastering together the true and the false and therefrom extracting the plausible. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I give you my word that there will be no great armaments Arms Race & Disarmament
I knew that I had been chosen as God's instrument for the work of the healing of the nation. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
I would rather be an opportunist and float than go to the bottom with my principles around my neck. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
If there is going to be a war – and no one can say that there is not – we must keep him fresh to be our war Prime Minister War & Peace
If you can secure peace, you may be cursed by a lot of hotheads but … you will be blessed in Europe and by future generations War & Peace
It is well for the man in the street to realize that there is no power on earth that can protect him from being bombed. Whatever people tell him, the bomber will always get through. Defense & National Security
No party is, on the whole, better than another. Political Parties & Machines
Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the chalk cliffs of Dover, you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies. States. Nations & Nationhood
The German is naturally a law-abiding man, and he had a glimpse into the abyss when Communism in Germany raised its head—and Communism was a creed of violence. It was beaten ultimately by another creed of violence and force [Nazism]. States. Nations & Nationhood
The only defence is in offence, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you want to save yourselves. War & Peace
The real need of the day is ... moral and spiritual rearmament ... God's Living Spirit can transcend conflicting political systems, can reconcile order and freedom, can rekindle true patriotism, can unite all citizens in the service of the nation, and all nations in the service of mankind. Religion & God
There are three groups that no British Prime Minister should provoke: The Vatican, the Treasury and the miners. Labor Unions, Labor Relations & Strikes
There is a wind of nationalism and freedom blowing round the world. States. Nations & Nationhood
We have loosened the formal bonds of unity with the great dominions. The destinies of their peoples are guided by their own governments. No rigid framework cramps our conversations with one another or with the world outside the family circle. When we meet together in equal freedom we are united by common allegiance to the Crown. In that model unity lies our strength. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
What the proprietorship of these papers is aiming at is power, and power without responsibility—the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. Media, Journalism & The Press
When you think about the defence of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover. You think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies today. Defense & National Security
A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it. Truth
A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience. Time ;Patience
I am not struck so much by the diversity of testimony as by the many-sidedness of truth. Truth
I am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it. Religion & God
I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason. Trust
Let us never forget this: since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies.
Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine.
The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly that the enemy if you want to save yourselves. Women
The intelligent are to the intelligentsia what a gentleman is to a gent.
The only defense is offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you wish to save yourselves. Women
War would end if the dead could return. War & Peace
You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising