Quotes by: Neville Chamberlain

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The Right Honourable
Neville Chamberlain
FRS
Chamberlain in 1921
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
28 May 1937 – 10 May 1940
Monarch George VI
Preceded by Stanley Baldwin
Succeeded by Winston Churchill
Leader of the Conservative Party
In office
27 May 1937 – 9 October 1940
Preceded by Stanley Baldwin
Succeeded by Winston Churchill
Lord President of the Council
In office
10 May 1940 – 3 October 1940
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Preceded by The Earl Stanhope
Succeeded by Sir John Anderson
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
5 November 1931 – 28 May 1937
Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald Stanley Baldwin
Preceded by Philip Snowden
Succeeded by Sir John Simon
In office
27 August 1923 – 22 January 1924
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
Preceded by Stanley Baldwin
Succeeded by Philip Snowden
Minister of Health
In office
25 August 1931 – 5 November 1931
Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
Preceded by Arthur Greenwood
Succeeded by Edward Hilton Young
In office
6 November 1924 – 4 June 1929
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
Preceded by John Wheatley
Succeeded by Arthur Greenwood
In office
7 March 1923 – 27 August 1923
Prime Minister
Andrew Bonar Law Stanley Baldwin
Preceded by Sir Arthur Griffith-Boscawen
Succeeded by William Joynson-Hicks
Paymaster General
In office
5 February 1923 – 7 March 1923
Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law
Preceded by Tudor Walters
Succeeded by William Joynson-Hicks
Postmaster General
In office
31 October 1922 – 5 February 1923
Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law
Preceded by Frederick Kellaway
Succeeded by William Joynson-Hicks
Member of Parliament
for Birmingham, Edgbaston
In office
30 May 1929 – 9 November 1940
Preceded by Sir Francis Lowe
Succeeded by Sir Peter Bennett
Member of Parliament
for Birmingham, Ladywood
In office
14 December 1918 – 30 May 1929
Preceded by Constituency created
Succeeded by Wilfrid Whiteley
Personal details
Born Arthur Neville Chamberlain
(1869-03-18)18 March 1869
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
Died 9 November 1940(1940-11-09) (aged 71)
Heckfield, Hampshire, England
Resting place Westminster Abbey
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Anne de Vere Cole (m. 1911; his death 1940)
Children 2
Alma mater Mason College (now the University of Birmingham)
Profession Businessman
Religion Unitarian[1]

We would fight not for the political future of a distant city, rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth.
Neville Chamberlain
However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbours, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account.
Neville Chamberlain
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
Neville Chamberlain
How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.
Neville Chamberlain
In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.
Neville Chamberlain
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