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It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.

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

I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
…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.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
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.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
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…
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
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.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
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.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Language is a great bridge.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.


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