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An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
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…
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Language is a great bridge.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.

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

He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
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.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
[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.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Let us learn our lessons.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
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