Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
You make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.
The strategic aspect of General Joffre's policy was not less stultified than the administrative. The easterly and north-easterly attacks into which his four Armies of the Right and Centre were impetuously launched, were immediately stopped and hurled back with a slaughter so frightful that it has never yet been comprehended by the world.
I was myself so smitten in public opinion that it was the almost universal view that my political life was at last ended.
We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.
It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.