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[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Language is a great bridge.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Let us learn our lessons.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
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.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.

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

Dull—duller—Dulles.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Honours should go where death and danger go.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
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.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”

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