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A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
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.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
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.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Language is a great bridge.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.

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

If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Let us learn our lessons.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
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.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
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