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It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
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.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
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.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.

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

Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
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.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
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.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Language is a great bridge.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
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.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.

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