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Merely Words – “Power Without Glory” – Frank Hardy

June 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Democracy, Electoralism, Means and Ends, Political Fiction, Politics, Progressive Politics, Quotes, Socialism

Sometimes, Mr West, I wish I were a politician instead of a lawyer; then I should hold an inquiry into the causes of poverty, discover who caused poverty, and hand them all. Hang them all! Ah, but those are idle words. I was a Liberal member for many years, but there seemed nothing I could do, but make speeches, very good speeches, of course, but merely words.

I’ll never understand people who want to make a difference in society, yet settle for ‘making speeches’ ‘merely words’.

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