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Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
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.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Let us learn our lessons.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Dull—duller—Dulles.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
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.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
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.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Language is a great bridge.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
One ought to be just before one is generous.

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

The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.

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