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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Let us learn our lessons.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.

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

The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Language is a great bridge.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.


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