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I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Language is a great bridge.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
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.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Let us learn our lessons.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.

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

…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
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.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.


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