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The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Language is a great bridge.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
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
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
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….
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
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.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
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 further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
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.

Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Let us learn our lessons.


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