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I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
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…
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
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!
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Let us learn our lessons.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
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.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.

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.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Language is a great bridge.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
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...
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'

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