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Stanley Baldwin Quotes


A British Conservative politician, statesman, and pre-eminent British politician of the interwar years.
(1867 - 1947)

A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.
 

A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience.
 

I am not struck so much by the diversity of testimony as by the many-sidedness of truth.
 

I am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it.
 

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
 

If I did not feel . . . and hope that someday - perhaps millions of years hence - the Kingdom of God would overspread the whole world . . . then I would give my office over this morning to anyone who would take it.
[Religion]
 

Let us never forget this: since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies.
 

Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine.
 

The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly that the enemy if you want to save yourselves.
 

The Holy Bible is not only great but high explosive literature. It works in strange ways and no living man can tell or know how that book in its journeyings through the world has started an individual soul 10,000 different places into a new life, a new belief, a new conception and a new faith.
 

The intelligent are to the intelligentsia what a gentleman is to a gent.
 

The only defense is offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you wish to save yourselves.
 

Then comes Winston with his hundred horsepower mind and what can I do?
 

War would end if the dead could return.
[War]
 

You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain.