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The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
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.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
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.

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

Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
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.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Language is a great bridge.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Let us learn our lessons.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
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