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Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
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.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
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….
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
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.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.

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

Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Let us learn our lessons.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
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 taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
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.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
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 must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Language is a great bridge.


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