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

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

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.

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