No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
When the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away.
You will find the Americans much like the Greeks found the Romans: great, big, vulgar, bustling people more vigorous than we are and also more idle, with more unspoiled virtues but also more corrupt
I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance
It is the duty of Her Majesty's government neither to flap nor to falter.
In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts
To be alive at all involves some risk.
I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts.
If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from their archbishop. They should certainly not get it from their politicians.
At home, you always have to be a politician; when you're abroad, you almost feel yourself a statesman.
Indeed, let us be frank about it. Most of our people have never had it so good.
Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.
A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
No man should ever lose sleep over public affairs.
Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.