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The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Let us learn our lessons.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Language is a great bridge.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
All wisdom is not new wisdom.

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

We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
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….
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
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