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He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Language is a great bridge.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.

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

A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Let us learn our lessons.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
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.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
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.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
One ought to be just before one is generous.


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