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He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Language is a great bridge.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
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.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.

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

Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Let us learn our lessons.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
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