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Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.

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

History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
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….
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
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.'
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Language is a great bridge.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Dull—duller—Dulles.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
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.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
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.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
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