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Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
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.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
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.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Let us learn our lessons.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves 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.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
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!
Language is a great bridge.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
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.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.

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.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
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.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
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