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Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
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.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.

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

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Let us learn our lessons.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Language is a great bridge.
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.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.


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