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Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.

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

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 British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
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.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Let us learn our lessons.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Language is a great bridge.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
All wisdom is not new wisdom.

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