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Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Let us learn our lessons.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
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.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Language is a great bridge.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.

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

The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.


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