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Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Language is a great bridge.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
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...
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
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.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
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 usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Let us learn our lessons.
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.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
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.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.

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

History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.


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