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A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Honours should go where death and danger go.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
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.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
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.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Let us learn our lessons.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Language is a great bridge.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.

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

In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
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 British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...

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