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A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Let us learn our lessons.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
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 Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.

The English never draw a line without blurring it.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
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.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
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.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
One ought to be just before one is generous.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
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 maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Language is a great bridge.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
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.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.


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