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Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
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.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Language is a great bridge.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Let us learn our lessons.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
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.

When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
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.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
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?
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”


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