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…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

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

Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Language is a great bridge.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Let us learn our lessons.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
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.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.


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