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Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
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.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Let us learn our lessons.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
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.

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Language is a great bridge.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
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.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
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