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Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Let us learn our lessons.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Language is a great bridge.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.

The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.

No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.


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