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My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
Let us learn our lessons.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.

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

In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
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.
When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Language is a great bridge.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
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.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.

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