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I never take pleasure in human woe.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.

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

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

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