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The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Let us learn our lessons.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
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 Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
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.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
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.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.

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

Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Honours should go where death and danger go.
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.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…


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