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Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.

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

Language is a great bridge.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Let us learn our lessons.
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….
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
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.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
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.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
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