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Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
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.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Language is a great bridge.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Let us learn our lessons.
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.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
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.

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

…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.


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