A joke is a very serious thing.
Air power can either paralyze the enemy's military action or compel him to devote to the defense of his bases and communications a share of his straitened resources far greater that what we need in the attack.
Although present on the occasion, I have no clear recollection of the events leading up to it.
Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain thought it was only a greater Birmingham.
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.
Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.
I also hope that I sometimes suggested to the lion the right place to use his claws.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
I had no idea of the enormous and unquestionably helpful part that humbug plays in the social life of great peoples dwelling in a state of democratic freedom.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
I never worry about action, but only inaction.
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
At every crisis the Kaiser crumpled. In defeat he fled; in revolution he abdicated; in exile he remarried.
Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
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 always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
I have never accepted what many people have kindly said-namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it.
I like a man who grins when he fights.
I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.