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All wisdom is not new wisdom.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.

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

God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Language is a great bridge.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Let us learn our lessons.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.

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