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Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.

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

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

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