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

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

The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Language is a great bridge.


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