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Honours should go where death and danger go.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
One ought to be just before one is generous.

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

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