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The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
…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.
Let us learn our lessons.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
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...
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
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…
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
…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.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
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.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Language is a great bridge.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.

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.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
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.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.


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