William Beveridge

(William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge)

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Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens. Democracies & Republics ;Citizenship & Patriotism ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
Let our government …make one more effort to secure freely from organizations of employees and employers alike, co-operation in keeping our money sound and our prices stable. Labor Unions, Labor Relations & Strikes
Many discoveries must have been stillborn or smothered at birth. We know only those which survived. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
No one believes an hypothesis except its originator but everyone believes an experiment except the experimenter. Most people are ready to believe something based on experiment but the experimenter knows the many little things that could have gone wrong in the experiment. For this reason the discoverer of a new fact seldom feels quite so confident of it as others do. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Scratch a pessimist, and you often find a defender of privilege. Human Nature
The great majority of married women must be regarded as occupied on work which is vital though unpaid, without which the husbands could not do their paid work and without which the nation could not continue. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The human mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with a similar energy. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man. Management & Managing Government ;Miscellaneous
The trouble in modern democracy is that men do not approach to leadership until they have lost the desire to lead anyone. Leaders & Leadership
The trouble with modern democracy is that men do not approach to leadership until they have lost the desire to lead anyone. Leaders & Leadership
When adults first become conscious of something new, they usually either attack or try to escape from it... Attack includes such mild forms as ridicule, and escape includes merely putting out of mind. Human Nature
Scratch a pessimist and you find often a defender of privilege.
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man. Happiness & Unhappiness ;War & Peace