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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!
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….

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

In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
I never take pleasure in human woe.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Let us learn our lessons.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
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.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
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.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
…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.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Language is a great bridge.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
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