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Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
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.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.

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

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


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