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Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
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.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Language is a great bridge.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'

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

War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
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.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
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.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Let us learn our lessons.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.

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