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I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
All wisdom is not new wisdom.

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

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


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