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We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Let us learn our lessons.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Language is a great bridge.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
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.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
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.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.

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


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