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

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

Language is a great bridge.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
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