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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.
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.'
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
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.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Language is a great bridge.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Let us learn our lessons.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.

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.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
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.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
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.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
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.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.


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