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No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Language is a great bridge.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
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.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.

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

I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Let us learn our lessons.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
…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!
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
…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.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
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.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
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