I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.
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 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.
Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.