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Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
I never take pleasure in human woe.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Let us learn our lessons.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.

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

Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
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?
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Language is a great bridge.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.


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