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We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.

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

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
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.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
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...
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Let us learn our lessons.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Language is a great bridge.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
…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.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
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