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Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
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.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Honours should go where death and danger go.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Language is a great bridge.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
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.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Let us learn our lessons.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.

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

Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
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 can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
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.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.

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