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Charity is a cold grey loveless thing. If a rich man wants to help the poor, he should pay his taxes gladly, not dole out money at a whim.
No social system will bring us happiness, health and prosperity unless it is inspired by something greater than materialism.
When we are returned to power we want to put in the statute book an act which will make our people citizens of the world before they are citizens of this country.
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
If you begin to consider yourself solely responsible to a political party, you're half-way to a dictatorship.
I believe that the foundation of democratic liberty is a willingness to believe that other people may perhaps be wiser than oneself.
You will be judged by what you succeed at gentlemen, not by what you attempt
A Tory minister can sleep in ten different women's beds in a week. A Labour minister gets it in the neck if he looks at his neighbour's wife over the garden fence.
We have absolutely abandoned any idea of nationalist loyalty. We are deliberately putting a world order before our loyalty to our own country.
Winston Churchill - fifty per cent genius, fifty per cent bloody fool.
Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.
In a life and death struggle, we cannot afford to leave our destinies in the hands of failures.
A period of silence on your part would be welcome.
An empty taxi drew up outside 10 Downing Street and Clement Attlee got out of it.
A lot of clever people have got everything except judgement
I must remind the right honourable gentleman that a monologue is not a decision.
I just love Chinese food. My favourite dish is number 27.
The real test of one's belief in the doctrine of Habeas Corpus is not when one demands its application on behalf of one's friends but of one's enemies.
Man's material discoveries have outpaced his moral progress.
Why does Mosley always speak as though he were a feudal landlord abusing tenants who are in arrears with their rent ?
Fifty percent of Winston is genius, fifty percent bloody fool. He will behave like a child.
It's nice to keep in touch - besides, it's the only place in London where you can park a car.
The Peace Treaties must be scrapped ... I stand for no more war and no more secret diplomacy.
The press lives on disaster.
It is dangerous to play politics with the Budget.
The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days
Not Churchill. Sixty-five, old for a Churchill.
I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.
Can't publish. Don't rhyme, don't scan.
I am a diffident man. I find it hard to carry on a conversation.
Winston Churchill - fifty per cent genius fifty per cent bloody fool.
The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for 5 days.