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Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
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.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
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.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Honours should go where death and danger go.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Let us learn our lessons.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Language is a great bridge.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
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.

Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.


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