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The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
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.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?

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

In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Language is a great bridge.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Let us learn our lessons.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
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.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
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