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No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Let us learn our lessons.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Language is a great bridge.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Honours should go where death and danger go.

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

Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
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.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
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.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.


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