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…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
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.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Language is a great bridge.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
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.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Let us learn our lessons.
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.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
I never take pleasure in human woe.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.

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

…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.


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