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No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.

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

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


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