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The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
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…
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.

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

Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Let us learn our lessons.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Language is a great bridge.


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