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You must look at facts, because they look at you.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
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.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Language is a great bridge.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Let us learn our lessons.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
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.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
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.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.

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

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
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.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.


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