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Language is a great bridge.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Let us learn our lessons.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….

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

The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
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.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
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.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
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.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
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 always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.


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