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

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

The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
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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