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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.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Let us learn our lessons.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The English never draw a line without blurring it.

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

Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Language is a great bridge.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.

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