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I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Let us learn our lessons.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
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.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
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.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
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...
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Language is a great bridge.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
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.

Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
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.


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