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

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

It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.


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