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

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

…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.


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