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The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.

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

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
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 could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
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.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Let us learn our lessons.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Language is a great bridge.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.


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