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A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
If heaven is going to be full of people like Hardie, well, the Almighty can have them to himself.
If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear; about two, nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
It is no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
It might be said that Lord Rosebery outlived his future by ten years and his past by more than twenty.
MacDonald has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Statistics are like a drunk with a lampost: used more for support than illumination.
The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.
The best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with the average voter.
There but for the grace of God goes God.
There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.
To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy.
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Who will relieve me of this Wuthering Height
[He] looks at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe.
[On recognizing China] But if you recognize anyone it does not mean you like them. For instance, we all recognize the right honourable gentleman the member for Ebbw Vale.

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