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Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.

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

[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Let us learn our lessons.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Language is a great bridge.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
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