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At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
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.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
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
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.

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

A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Language is a great bridge.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
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.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
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.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Let us learn our lessons.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.


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