Ramsay MacDonald Quotes
15 Sourced Quotes
On becoming the leader of the National Government:Tomorrow every Duchess in London will be wanting to kiss me!
Lower forms merge into higher forms, one species with another, the vegetable into the animal kingdom; in human history one epoch slides into another... Socialism, the stage which follows Liberalism, retains everything of value in Liberalism by virtue of its being the hereditary heir of Liberalism.
Mr. Rockefeller not only owns the Standard Oil supplies: he controls the railways, the banks, the shops... upon which his Trust depends. The Steel Corporation not only makes steel; it owns coal and iron fields, ore steamers, the Erie and Pittsburgh mineral railway, as well as the operatives in Homestead. We oppose the Trust, not as an organisation, but because it is controlled by individuals for their own ends... But the Trust points out the line of British advance. In this country, however, the introduction of the Trust should be marked by public ownership.
If we lose our chance now... that chance will not return either to us or to our children. The memories of the last War will grow dim. The world will get back into the old rut, familiar professions and piety about peace will again soothe us to sleep, and the various countries will once more base their security upon military preparation. So they will all, in the end, find themselves drifting hopelessly upon those currents that make for war... And remember what the next war will be like. The old lines which divide combatants from non-combatants, the weak and the diseased from the strong and the robust, men from women and children, will all be obliterated and civilization itself assailed, and from sea and sky will be brought to a heap of ruins.