A sheep in sheep’s clothing (On Clement Atlee)
A modest man, who has much to be modest about (On Clement Atlee)
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
An empty taxi arrived at 10 Downing Street, and when the door was opened, Atlee got out.
An old proverb there is, and that most true–a living dog is better than a dead lion.
After he had narrowly escaped a bomb attack during the London Blitz: “Our Labour colleagues [in the Cabinet] facetiously remarked: ‘The devil looks after his own'”
“Every dog has his day, and I have kept these [very heavy guns] for a quarter of a century in the hope that they would have their chance”. What a way to give “life” to these cannons by comparing them figuratively with a “dog”!
Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which we will not put.
Golf is a game who’s aim it is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
I’m just preparing my impromptu remarks.
I comforted myself by the old German saying: ‘The trees do not grow up to the sky.’
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
It is well said, there is nothing wrong in change if it is in the right direction.
Mr. Chamberlain loves the working man, he loves to see him work.
Mr. Gladstone read Homer for fun, which I thought served him right
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Now the enemy [Germany] is busy in Russia is the time to ‘Make hell while the sun shines’
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
The Americans will always do the right thing… after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.
This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
We should have felt more confidence in the success of our policy. We should have seen that he [Hitler] risked falling between two stools.
What could you hope to achieve except to be sunk in a bigger and more expensive ship this time (On Admiral Mountbatten )
When I am abroad I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the Government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home.
When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
President John F. Kennedy summarized Winston S. Churchill’s rhetorical grandeur with the statement that “In the dark days and darker nights when England stood alone–and most men save Englishmen despaired of England’s life–he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.”