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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1340
AUTHOR: David Lloyd George (1863–1945)
QUOTATION: No democracy has ever long survived the failure of its adherents to be ready to die for it…. My own conviction is this, the people must either go on or go under.
ATTRIBUTION: Prime Minister DAVID LLOYD GEORGE, address, conference of trade union delegates, London, January 18, 1918, as reported by The Times (London), January 19, 1918, p. 8.