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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.

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

The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
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.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
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.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Language is a great bridge.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
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.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
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.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Let us learn our lessons.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.


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