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One ought to be just before one is generous.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
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.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
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.

Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
I never take pleasure in human woe.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Let us learn our lessons.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Language is a great bridge.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.


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