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It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Let us learn our lessons.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
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.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Language is a great bridge.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.

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.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.

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