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My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
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…
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Let us learn our lessons.

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

A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
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.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
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.”
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.

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