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Age does take it out of you, and I haven't the energy I had before. Sometimes I have breakfast and sit in this chair, and I wake up and it is lunchtime. In the past, the idea of sleeping through a morning would have horrified me, but you have to accept the limitations that old age imposes on you.

Age does take it out of you, and I haven't the energy I had before. Sometimes I have breakfast and sit in this chair, and I wake up and it is lunchtime. In the past, the idea of sleeping through a morning would have horrified me, but you have to accept the limitations that old age imposes on you.

I've got four lovely children, ten lovely grandchildren, and I left parliament to devote more time to politics, and I think that what is really going on in Britain is a growing sense of alienation. People don't feel anyone listens to them.

I've got four lovely children, ten lovely grandchildren, and I left parliament to devote more time to politics, and I think that what is really going on in Britain is a growing sense of alienation. People don't feel anyone listens to them.

It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you. ---->>>

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure. ---->>>

All war represents a failure of diplomacy. ---->>>

If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library. ---->>>

Normally, people give up parliament because they want to do more business or spend more time with family. My wife said 'why don't you say you're giving up to devote more time to politics?'. And it is what I have done. ---->>>

The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what happened in Stalin's Russia: it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain. ---->>>

A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world. ---->>>

Making mistakes is part of life. The only things I would feel ashamed of would be if I had said things I hadn't believed in order to get on. Some politicians do do that. ---->>>

We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values. ---->>>

I've had a very full life, and I've enjoyed it very much. I've learned a great deal and feel indebted to all the people who have worked so hard. ---->>>

I've made every mistake - but mistakes are how you learn. ---->>>

I'm not frightened about death. I don't know why, but I just feel that at a certain moment your switch is switched off, and that's it. And you can't do anything about it. ---->>>

I think if you're going to be committed to doing anything, you really have to care about it, and I suppose that is a romantic idea.

I think if you're going to be committed to doing anything, you really have to care about it, and I suppose that is a romantic idea.

I see myself as an old man and an unqualified teacher to the nation. I think being a teacher is probably the most important thing you can be in politics. ---->>>

I've been a member of the Labour Party sixty five years, and I remain in it, but I think it's all about campaigning for justice and peace, and if you do that, you get a lot of support. ---->>>

Britain today is suffering from galloping obsolescence. ---->>>

You have to try to build support around causes. It is uniting to campaign on a single issue, and it is never just a single issue; it's always more than that. ---->>>

I believe the more difficult the circumstances, the more people will be inclined to trust those in charge at the moment. ---->>>

The exhaustion of old age is something people who are younger don't fully appreciate. ---->>>

I am on the right wing of the middle of the road and with a strong radical bias. ---->>>

Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters. ---->>>

The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians. ---->>>

My filing system is messy but orderly. ---->>>

Someone comes every morning at nine o'clock to see if I am still alive. I do get lonely, yes, but I have the children who come and see me. I see all my children every week, and there are the grandchildren, too. ---->>>

The uncut diaries are 16 million words. It's very tiring to do your diary every night before you go to bed. ---->>>

I can't go to bed if I haven't done my diary. I always record them just as I've always recorded all my interviews and speeches. ---->>>

At the end of my life, I was told to vote for it for pensioners; I' m not in favour of means tests for pensioners or anybody. ---->>>

My day rotates around my family. I am very lucky. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Tony Benn
Nationality: English
Born: 04-03, 1925
Birthplace:
Die: 03-14, 2014
Occupation: Politician
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Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn (3 April 1925 – 14 March 2014), originally known as Anthony Wedgwood Benn, but later as Tony Benn, was a British politician, writer, and diarist. He was a member of parliament (MP) for 47 years between the 1950 and 2001 general elections and a Cabinet minister in the Labour governments of Harold Wilson and James Callaghan in the 1960s and 1970s (wikipedia)