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

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

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.
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.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Language is a great bridge.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
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