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If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.

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


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