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One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.

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.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
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 maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Let us learn our lessons.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Language is a great bridge.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
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.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
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