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Language is a great bridge.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
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
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Let us learn our lessons.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.

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

We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.

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