Quotes by Winston Churchill

quotes by Winston Churchill

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success is not final quote by winston churchill

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

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courage is what it t quote by winston churchill

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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all the great things quote by winston churchill

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

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success consists of  quote by winston churchill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

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my rule of life pres quote by winston churchill

My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.

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Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong - these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.

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I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

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Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

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A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

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To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

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There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.

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Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

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Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

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If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

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For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.

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It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.

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Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.

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In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.

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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.

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The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.

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I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.

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Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.

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History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

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We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years.

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Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

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Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.

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History is written by the victors.

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We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

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Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.

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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.

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War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.

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No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.

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When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.

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Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain thought it was only a greater Birmingham.

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Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

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Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.

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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.

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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.

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A politician needs 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.

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Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

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The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.

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Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.

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My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.

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I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.

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Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

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The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

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Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.

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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.

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It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.

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However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

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I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

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No comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.

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There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.

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I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.

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It is a fine game to play - the game of politics - and it is well worth waiting for a good hand before really plunging.

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It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

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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.

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When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.

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Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.

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We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

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Never, never, never give up.

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Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself, believe.

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Nothing would be more fatal than for the Government of States to get in the hands of experts. Expert knowledge is limited knowledge, and the unlimited ignorance of the plain man who knows where it hurts is a safer guide than any rigorous direction of a specialized character."

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Projects undreamed of by past generations will absorb our immediate descendants, comforts, activities, amenities, pleasures will crowd upon them, but their hearts will ache and their lives will be barren, if they have not a vision above material things."

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This is no war of chieftains or of princes, of dynasties or national ambition; it is a war of peoples and of causes. There are vast numbers, not only in this Island but in every land, who will render faithful service in this war, but whose names will never be known, whose deeds will never be recorded. This is a War of the Unknown Warriors"

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Perfect solutions of our difficulties are not to be looked for in an imperfect world.

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Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

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Are you an action-oriented, take-charge person interested in exciting new challenges? As director of a major public-sector organization, you will manage a large armed division and interface with other senior executives in a team-oriented, multinational initiative in the global marketplace. Successful candidate will have above-average oral-presentation skills

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[Should Britain fail, then the entire world would] sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister ... by the lights of perverted science.

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Decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.

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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.

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We are with Europe but not of it. We are linked, not combined. We are interested and associated, not absorbed. And should European statesmen address us in the words that were used of old - Shall I speak for thee to the King or the Captain of the Host? - we should reply with the Shunamite woman: "Nay sir, for we dwell among our own people".

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What is adequacy? Adequacy is no standard at all.

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It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.

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Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.

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The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.

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The Navy can lose us the war, but only the Air Force can win it. The fighters are our salvation, but the bombers alone provide the means of victory.

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Not to have an adequate air force in the present state of the world is to compromise the foundations of national freedom and independence.

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May it not also be that the cause of civilization itself will be defended by the skill and devotion of a few thousand airmen? There never has been, I suppose, in all the world, in all the history of war, such an opportunity for youth. The Knights of the Round Table, the Crusaders, all fall back into the past.

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If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.

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We sit in calm, airy, silent rooms opening upon sunlit and embowered lawns, not a sound except of summer and of husbandry disturbs the peace; but seven million men, any ten thousand of whom could have annihilated the ancient armies, are in ceaseless battle from the Alps to the Ocean.

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I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.

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I am sorry to have made such a long speech, but I did not have time to write a shorter one.

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You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.

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Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind.

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A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.

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I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.

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It may well be that we shall by a process of sublime irony have reached a state in this story where safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation.

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The unnatural and increasingly rapid growth of the feeble-minded and insane classes, coupled as it is with steady restriction among all the thrifty, energetic and superior stocks constitutes a national and race danger which is impossible to exaggerate. I feel that the source from which the stream of madness is fed should be cut off and sealed before another year has passed.

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I am in favor of deliberately spreading methodically prepared bacteria among people and animals -- mildew ... to destroy the harvests, anthrax to destroy horses and livestock, and the plague, in order to kill not only entire armies, but also the inhabitants of large regions.

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Appeasement is feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last.

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We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

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If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.

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Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better.

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A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

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Renown awaits the commander who first restores artillery to its prime importance on the battlefield.

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Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

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Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

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The Dark Ages may return-the Stone Age may return on the gleaming wings of Science; and what might now shower immeasureable material blessings upon mankind may even bring about its total destruction. Beware! I say. Time may be short. Referring to the discovery of atomic energy.

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You may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman, or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together- what do you get? The sum of their fears.

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The first quality that is needed is audacity.

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The United States stands at the pinnacle of world power. This is a solemn moment for the American democracy. For with primacy in power is joined an awe-inspiring accountability for the future.

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Today I may way before an awestruck world; I am still master of my fate. I am still captain of my soul.

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There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.

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The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.

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You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

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[The Balkans] produce more history than they can consume.

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We have taken a grave and hazardous decision to sustain the Greeks and try to make a Balkan Front.

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Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.

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I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion.

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The most beautiful voice in the world is that of an educated Southern woman.

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The Government of India had imprisoned Mr. Gandhi and they had been sitting outside his cell door begging him to help them out of their difficulties.

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If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.

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There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away. The British people can face peril or misfortune with fortitude and buoyancy, but they bitterly resent being deceived or finding that those responsible for their affairs are themselves dwelling in a fool's paradise.

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It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.

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Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

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We are not meant to find peace in this world. The spirit of life cannot exist without effort. Destroy the rivalries of man and nations and you will have destroyed all that makes for betterment and progress on Earth.

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Our dog chases people on a bike. We've had to take it off him.

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We must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, and the English common law find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence.

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The game of life does not proceed like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four. Sometimes they make five, or minus four, and sometimes the blackboard topples over in the middle of the sum and the pedagogue is left with a black eye.

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The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

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I am very glad there are quite a number of people born with a gift and a liking for all of this; like great chessplayers who play sixteen games at once blindfold and die quite soon of epilepsy. Serve them right! I hope the Mathematicians, however, are well rewarded. I promise never to blackleg their profession nor take the bread out of their mouths.

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War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.

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In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

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I thought of a remark . . . that the United States is like a 'gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it there is no limit to the power it can generate.' Being saturated and satiated with emotion and sensation, I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful.

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Broadly speaking, human beings may be divided into three classes: those who are billed to death, those who are worried to death, and those who are bored to death.

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Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.

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Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'

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Can a nation remain healthy, can all nations draw together in a world whose brightest stars are film stars?

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My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

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I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

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We (The British) have not journeyed across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy.

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I have not become the Kings First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.

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These two great organisations of the English-speaking democracies, the British Empire and the United States, will have to be somewhat mixed up together in some affairs for mutual and general advantage. I do not view the process with any misgivings. I could not stop it if I wished. Let it roll on full flood, inexorable, irresistible, benignant, to broader lands, and better days.

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Now at last the slowly gathered, long-pent-up fury of the storm broke upon us. Four or five millions of men met each other in the first shock of the most merciless of all the wars of which record has been kept.

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We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

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The poodle [Rufus] ate in the dining room with the rest of the [Churchill] family. A cloth was laid for him on the Persian carpet beside the head of the household, and no one else ate until the butler had served Rufus's meal.

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It is not open to the cool bystander . . . to set himself up as an impartial judge of events which would never have occurred had he outstretched a helping hand in time.

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Time and the Ocean and some guiding star and High Cabal have made us what we are.

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I get my exercise being a pallbearer for those of my friends who believed in regular running and calisthenics.

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Keep calm and carry on.

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There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada with its virile, aspiring, cultured, and generous-hearted people.

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Canada is the linchpin of the English-speakin g world

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True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.

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Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

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Don't be careless about yourselves--on the other hand not too careful. Live well but do not flaunt it. Laugh a little and teach your men to laugh--get good humor under fire--war is a game that's played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.

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Thus, be every device from the stick to the carrot, the emaciated Austrian donkey is made to pull the Nazi barrow up an ever-steepening hill.

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Woe betide the leaders now perched on their dizzy pinnacles of triumph if they cast away at the conference table what the soldiers had won on a hundred bloodsoaked battlefields.

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It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.

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Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.

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I could not help reflecting that the bullet which had struck the chestnut [horse] had certainly passed within a foot of my head. So at any rate I had been 'under fire.' That was something.

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Lenin was sent into Russia by the Germans in the same way that you might send a phial containing a culture of typhoid or cholera to be poured into the water supply of a great city, and it worked with amazing accuracy.

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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

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Smoking Cigars is like falling in love. First, you are attracted by its shape; you stay for its flavor, and you must always remember never, never to let the flame go out!

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I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form.

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The Pashtun tribes are always engaged in private or public war. Every man is a warrior, a politician and a theologian Every large house is a real feudal fortress....Eve ry family cultivates its vendetta; every clan, its feud....Nothing is ever forgotten and very few debts are left unpaid.

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The Turkish Government began and ruthlessly carried out the infamous massacre and deportation of Armenians in Asia Minor. The clearance of the race from Asia Minor was about as complete as such an act, on a scale so great, could well be.

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Any clever person can make plans for winning a war if he has no responsibility for carrying them out.

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One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.

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From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.

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...the high roads of the future will be clear, not only for us but for all, not only for our time but for a century to come.

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The trade unions are a long-established and essential part of our national life. We take our stand by these pillars of our British society as it has gradually developed and evolved itself, of the right of individual labouring men to adjust their wages and conditions by collective bargaining, including the right to strike.

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There is not much collective security in a flock of sheep on the way to the butcher.

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Christopher Columbus was the first socialist: he didn?t know where he was going, he didn?t know where he was? and he did it all at taxpayers expense.

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There is nothing like oratory, it is a skill that can turn a commoner into a king.

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This revelation of the secrets of nature, long mercifully withheld from man, should arouse the most solemn reflections in the mind and conscience of every human being capable of comprehension. We must indeed pray that these awful agencies will be made to conduce to peace among the nations, and that instead of wreaking measureless havoc upon the entire globe, may become a perennial fountain of world prosperity.

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The flags of the Confederate States of America were very important and a matter of great pride to those citizens living in the Confederacy. They are also a matter of great pride for their descendants as part of their heritage and history.

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Have no fear of the future. Let us go forward into its mysteries, tear away the veils which hide it from our eyes, and move onwards with confidence and courage.

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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.

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An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

The reason for having diplomatic relations is not to confer a compliment, but to secure a convenience. [On diplomatic recognition of the People's Republic of China]

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

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Just as the sentence contains one idea in all its fullness, so the paragraph should embrace a distinct episode; and as sentences should follow one another in harmonious sequence, so paragraphs must fit into another like the automatic couplings of railway carriages.

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Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.

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When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

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.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

A communist is like a crocodile: when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

The soul of freedom is deathless; it cannot, and will not perish.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Censure is often useful, praise is often deceitful.

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In War: Resolution, In Defeat: Defiance, In Victory: Magnaminity In Peace: Good Will.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.

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Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war.

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He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

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If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Well, dinner would have been splendid... if the wine had been as cold as the soup, the beef as rare as the service, the brandy as old as the fish, and the maid as willing as the Duchess.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.

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When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.

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The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

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When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

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Mr Churchill, to what do you attribute your success in life? Conservation of energy. Never stand up when you can sit down. And never sit down when you can lie down.

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English literature is a glorious inheritance which is open to all - there are no barriers, no coupons, and no restrictions. In the English language and in its great writers there are great riches and treasures, of which, of course, the Bible and Shakespeare stand along on the highest platform.

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Quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts.

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Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

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I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.

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When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.

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There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.

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We must be very careful not to assign this deliverance the attributes of a victory. Wars are not won by evacuations

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Wars are not won by evacuations.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

A single glass of champagne imparts a feeling of exhilaration. The nerves are braced; the imagination is stirred, the wits become more nimble.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.

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The day may dawn when fair play, love for one's fellow men, respect for justice and freedom, will enable tormented generations to march forth serene and triumphant from the hideous epoch in which we have to dwell. Meanwhile, never flinch, never weary, never despair.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl - no superior alternative has yet been found.

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We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

I like a man who grins when he fights.

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Science burrows its insulted head in the filth of slaughterous inventions.

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Success is never final.

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I let the argument rip healthily between the departments. This is a very good way to finding out the truth.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Saving is a fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you.

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To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.

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There comes a special moment in everyone's life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission - a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he will find greatness. It is his finest hour.

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There comes into the life of every man a task for which he and he alone is uniquely suited. What a shame if that moment finds him either unwilling or unprepared for that which would become his finest hour.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

We hoped to land a wild cat that would tear out the bowels of the Boche. Instead we have stranded a vast whale with its tail flopping about in the water.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been

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If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

No socialist government conducting the entire life and industry of the country could afford to allow free, sharp or violently worded expressions of public discontent. They would have to fall back on some form of Gestapo, no doubt very humanly directed in the first instance.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.

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The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Mr. Gladstone read Homer for fun, which I thought served him right.

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There must be what Mr. Gladstone many years ago called a blessed act of oblivion. We must all turn our backs upon the horrors of the past. We must look to the future. We cannot afford to drag forward across the years that are to come the hatreds and revenges which have sprung from the injuries of the past.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

The stations of uncensored expression are closing down; the lights are going out; but there is still time for those to whom freedom and parliamentary government mean something, to consult together. Let me, then, speak in truth and earnestness while time remains.

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A good party man puts his party above himself and his country above his party.

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There but for the grace of God, goes God.

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It has not fallen to your lot to command great armies. You had to create them, organize them and inspire them.

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Great and good are seldom the same man.

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The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

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The price of greatness is responsibility.

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There is a place for everyone, man and woman, old and young, hale and halt; service in a thousand forms is open. There is no room now for the dilettante, the weakling, for the shirker, or the sluggard. From the highest to the humblest tasks, all are of equal honor; all have their part to play.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

In handing over the Government of India to these so-called political classes, we are handing over to men of straw, of whom, in a few years, no trace will remain.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Headmasters have powers at their disposal with which Prime ministers have never yet been invested.

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If you're going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

I am easily satisfied with the very best.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

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The greatest advances in human civilization have come when we recovered what we had lost: when we learned the lessons of history.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

I had no idea of the enormous and unquestionably helpful part that humbug plays in the social life of great peoples dwelling in a state of democratic freedom.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

There was a man who sold a hyena skin while the beast still lived and who was killed in hunting it.

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One must regard the hyphen as a blemish to be avoided wherever possible.

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If I stay on for the time being, bearing the burden at my age, it is not because of love for power or office. I have had an ample share of both. If I stay it is because I have a feeling that I may, through things that have happened, have an influence about what I care about above all else, the building of a sure and lasting peace.

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If you want me to speak for two minutes, it will take me three weeks of preparation. If you want me to speak for thirty minutes, it will take me a week to prepare. If you want me to speak for an hour, I am ready now.

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Nobody wants to intervene in Russian affairs. Russia is a very large country, a very old country, a very disagreeable country inhabited by immense numbers of ignorant people largely possessed of lethal weapons and in a state of extreme disorder. Also Russia is a long way off.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

I never worry about action, but only inaction.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Eating words has never given me indigestion.

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I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Anyone can rat, but it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to re-rat.

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There is no limit to the ingenuity of man if it is properly and vigorously applied under conditions of peace and justice.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Indomitable in retreat, invincible in advance; insufferable in victory.

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The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE.

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Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge

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Working hours are never long enough. Each day is a holiday, and ordinary holidays are grudged as enforced interruptions in an absorbing vocation.

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An iron curtain has descended over Europe.

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Unless some effective world supergovernment for the purpose of preventing war can be set up ... the prospects for peace and human progress are dark ....If .... it is found possible to build a world organization of irresistible force and inviolable authority for the purpose of securing peace, there are no limits to the blessings which all men enjoy and share.

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Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step...

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You ought to let the Jews have Jerusalem; it was they who made it famous.

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Give us the tools, and we will finish the job

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A joke is a very serious thing.

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Painting is a companion with whom one may walk a great part of life's journey.

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The painter wanders and loiters contentedly from place to place, always on the lookout for some brilliant butterfly of a picture which can be caught and carried safely home.

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Do not turn the superior eye of critical passivity upon these efforts .... We must not be ambitious. We cannot aspire to masterpieces. We may content ourselves with a joy ride in a paint-box.

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My hope is that the generous instincts of unity will not depart from us...[so that we] become the prey of the little folk who exist in every country and who frolic alongside the Juggernaut car of war to see what fun or notoriety they can extract from the proceedings.

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If you are going to go through hell, keep going

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If you put two economists xin a room, you get two opinions, unless one of them is Lord Keynes, in which case you get three opinions.

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It is all true, or it ought to be; and more and better besides.

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When I find a ladybug I ask the butler to take it outside instead of killing it.

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Please put the ladybug outside without harming her. (to his butler)

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In the past we have had a light which flickered, in the present we have a light which flames, and in the future there will be a light which shines over all the land and sea.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

I'm so bored with it all.

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If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

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The difference between mere management and leadership is communication.

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Things do not get better by being left alone.

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The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.

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No one ever finds life worth living - one has to make it worth living.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

He looks like a female llama who has been surprised in the bath.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

He is like a female llama surprised in her bath.

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These cruel, wanton, indiscriminate bombings of London are, of course, a part of Hitler's invasion plans. He hopes, by killing large numbers of civilians, and women and children, that he will terrorise and cow the people of this mighty imperial city ... Little does he know the spirit of the British nation, or the tough fibre of the Londoners.

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The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.

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Their insatiable lust for power is only equaled by their incurable impotence in exercising it.

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Here is a law which is above the King and which even he must not break. This reaffirmation of a supreme law and its expression in a general charter is the great work of Magna Carta; and this alone justifies the respect in which men have held it

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[Magna Carta provided] "a system of checks and balances which would accord the monarchy its necessary strength, but would prevent its perversion by a tyrant or a fool.

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It cannot in the opinion of His Majesty's Government be classified as slavery in the extreme acceptance of the word without some risk of terminological inexactitude.

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I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.

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This movement among the Jews is not new... this worldwide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century...

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The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

No more let us alter or falter or palter. From Malta to Yalta, and Yalta to Malta.

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If we could get out of this jam by giving up Malta and Gibraltar and some African colonies I would jump at it. But the only safe way is to convince Hitler that he cannot beat us.

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Manifest destiny was on the march, and it was unfortunate that Mexico stood in the path.

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I am convinced that there is no smarter, handier, or more adaptable body of troops in the world.

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Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.

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Hess or no Hess, I'm going to watch the Marx Brothers.

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To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

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Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

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At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.

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When I'm in office I always keep Members of Parliament talking. If they stopped they might start thinking.

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Achievement is not last, disappointment is not deadly: It is the mettle to proceed with that matters.

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I trust and believe that this College, this seed that we have sown, will grow to shelter and nurture generations who may add most notably to the strength and happiness of our people, and to the knowledge and peaceful progress of the world. 'The mighty oak from an acorn towers; A tiny seed can fill a field with flowers.'

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The substitution of the internal combustion engine for the horse marked a very gloomy milestone in the progress of mankind.

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Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

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Democracy means that when there's a knock in the door at 3 am, it's probably the milkman.

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One of the most important signs of the existence of a democracy is that when there is a knock at the door at 5 in the morning, one is completely certain that it is the milkman.

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Nobody ever launched an attack without having misgivings beforehand, You ought to have misgivings before; but when the moment of action is come, the hour of misgivings is passed. It is often not possible to go backward from a course which has been adopted in war. A man must answer "Aye" or "No" to the great questions which are put, and by that decision he must be bound.

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Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.

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Praise the humanities, my boy. That'll make them think you're broadminded!

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An old battleax of a woman said to Winston Churchill, "If you were my husband I would put poison in your tea." Churchill's response, "Ma'am if you were my wife I would drink it.

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Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it.

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All I want is compliance with my wishes, after reasonable discussion.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Nancy, if I were your husband I'd drink it.

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The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.

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What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?

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Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.

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When you are going through hell, keep on going. Never never never give up.

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Never give up. Never give up. Never give up.

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We shall fight in parking lots, we shall fight in empty fields and on wide streets, we shall never surrender.

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Never trust a man who has not a single redeeming vice.

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No compromise with the main purpose, no peace till victory, no pact with unrepentant wrong.

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Nothing is perfect on the human stage...

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We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.

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We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.

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When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened

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One evening at Chequers the film was Oliver Twist. Rufus, as usual, had the best seat in the house, on his master's lap. At the point when Bill Sikes was about to drown his dog to put the police off his track, Churchill covered Rufus's eyes with his hand. He said, "Don't look now, dear. I'll tell you about it afterwards."

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Everybody stumbles across a golden opportunity at least once in a lifetime. Unfortunately most people just pick themselves up, dust themselves down, and walk away from it.

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Success in life is the ability to move from one mistake to another without loosing enthusiasm.

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I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

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Your greatest fears are created by your imagination. Don't give in to them.

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No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.

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Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people's idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.

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Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

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That long (Canadian) frontier from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, guarded only by neighbourly respect and honourable obligations, as an example to every country and a pattern for the future of the world.

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Painting a picture is like trying to fight a battle.

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The maxim, "Nothing prevails but perfection," may be spelled PARALYSIS.

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The eagle has ceased to scream, but the parrots will now begin to chatter. The war of the giants is over and the pigmies will now start to squabble.

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This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.

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They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Don't take 'no' for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or events.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

And a pamphlet called Pick me up There is no genuine hatred against Herr Hitler.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea. Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of using poisonous gas against uncivilized tribes.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

A polo handicap is a persons ticket to the world.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

The V sign is the symbol of the unconquerable will of the occupied territories, and a portent of the fate awaiting the Nazi tyranny.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

There comes a precious moment in all of our lives when we are tapped on the shoulder and offered the opportunity to do something very special that is unique to us and our abilities, what a tragedy it would be if we are not ready or willing.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Which brings me to my conclusion upon Free Will and Predestination, namely - let the reader mark it - that they are identical.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Preposition: An enormously versatile part of grammar, as in 'What made you pick this book I didn't want to be read to out of up for?'

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

He [President Franklin D. Roosevelt] died in harness, and we may well say in battle harness, like his soldiers, sailors and airmen who died side by side with ours and carrying out their tasks to the end all over the world. What an enviable death was his.

Winston Churchill (Source: SoberSides.com)

Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt. Gi