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Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Let us learn our lessons.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.

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

When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Language is a great bridge.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
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!
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.


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