Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook

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Sir William Maxwell "Max" Aitken, 1st Baronet, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, PC (May 25, 1879June 9, 1964) was a CanadianBritish business tycoon, politician, and writer.


  • Our cock won't fight.
    • To Winston Churchill during the Abdication crisis, 1936. Francis Donaldson, Edward VIII, ch.22
  • Men are not really born either hopelessly idle, or preternaturally industrious. They may move in one direction or the other as will or circumstances dictate, but it is open to any man to work.
    • Success, 1921.

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