Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
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.
If you begin to consider yourself solely responsible to a political party, you're half-way to a dictatorship.
No social system will bring us happiness, health and prosperity unless it is inspired by something greater than materialism.
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
Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.
A lot of clever people have got everything except judgement
We have absolutely abandoned any idea of nationalist loyalty. We are deliberately putting a world order before our loyalty to our own country.
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.
If the money wasted on arms could be used to help the less developed nations, that would probably be a greater blow against the Communist danger than anything else.
I just love Chinese food. My favourite dish is number 27
Winston Churchill - fifty per cent genius, fifty per cent bloody fool.
I must remind the right honourable gentleman that a monologue is not a decision.
the Peace Treaties must be scrapped ... I stand for no more war and no more secret diplomacy.
It's nice to keep in touch - besides, it's the only place in London where you can park a car.
An empty taxi drew up outside 10 Downing Street and Clement Attlee got out of it.
In a life and death struggle, we cannot afford to leave our destinies in the hands of failures.
Not Churchill. Sixty-five, old for a Churchill.
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.
I am pleased to see from the laughter on the Ministerial benches that there is no implication on their part to take Sir Oswald Mosley too seriously. It can easily be seen to-day that this idea of a dictator is gradually falling down.
Why does Mosley always speak as though he were a feudal landlord abusing tenants who are in arrears with their rent ?
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.
It is dangerous to play politics with the Budget.
Man's material discoveries have outpaced his moral progress.
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