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Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.

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

…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Language is a great bridge.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Let us learn our lessons.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.

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