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

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

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

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

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. Winston Churchill

Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them. Winston Churchill

An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later. Winston Churchill

Without ships, we cannot live. Winston Churchill

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

The loyalties which center upon number one are enormous. If he trips, he must be sustained. If he make mistakes, they must be covered. If he sleeps, he must not be wantonly disturbed. If he is no good, he must be pole-axed. Winston Churchill

Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valor, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. Winston Churchill

You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves. Winston Churchill

Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting. Winston Churchill

Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt. Give us the tools, and we will finish the job. Winston Churchill

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. Winston Churchill

Human beings are of two classes: those whose work is work and whose pleasure is pleasure; and those whose work and pleasure are one. Winston Churchill

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. Winston Churchill

The worst mistake that a statesman can make is to promise victory and to see it dashed, the hopes dashed. Winston Churchill

It is better to do the wrong thing that to do nothing. Winston Churchill

There are two processes which we adopt consciously or unconsciously when we try to prophesy. We can seek a period in the past whose conditions resemble as closely as possible those of our day, and presume that the sequel to that period will, save for some minor alterations, be similar. Secondly, we can survey the general course of development in our immediate past, and endeavor to prolong it into the near future. The first is the method the historian; the second that of the scientist. Only the second is open to us now, and this only in a partial sphere. Winston Churchill

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. Winston Churchill

One man with conviction will overwhelm a hundred who have only opinions. Winston Churchill

Painting a picture is like trying to fight a battle. Winston Churchill

Un pesimista ve la dificultad en cada oportunidad; un optimista ve una oportunidad en cada dificultad Winston Churchill

Our future is in our hands. Our lives are what we choose to make them. Winston Churchill

Politics are almost as exciting as war, and - quite as dangerous... In war, you can only be killed once. But in politics many times. Winston Churchill

The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward. Winston Churchill

Time is one thing that can never be retrieved. One may lose and regain friends. One may lose and regain money. Opportunity, once spurned, may come again. But the hours that are lost in idleness can never be brought back to be used in gainful pursuits Winston Churchill

...to win by one is enough. Winston Churchill

When you are going through hell, don't stop. Winston Churchill

We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity. Winston Churchill

Socialism needs to pull down wealth; liberalism seeks to raise up poverty. Socialism would destroy private interests, Liberalism would preserve [them] ... by reconciling them with public right. Socialism would kill enterprise; Liberalism would rescue enterprise from the trammels of privilege and preference. Socialism assails the preeminence of the individual; Liberalism seeks ... to build up a minimum standard for the mass. Socialism exalts the rule; Liberalism exalts the man. Socialism attacks capitalism; Liberalism attacks monopoly. Winston Churchill

The privilege of a university education is a great one; the more widely it is extended the better for any country. Winston Churchill

Better to dare mighty things and fail than to live in a grey twilight where there is neither victory nor defeat. Winston Churchill

It is with deep grief I watch the clattering down of the British Empire with all its glories and all the services it has rendered to mankind. Winston Churchill

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

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

Quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. Winston Churchill

Victory is not final. Defeat is not failure. It's all about courage. Winston Churchill

But who in war will not have his laugh amid the skulls? Winston Churchill

The Aryan stock is bound to triumph. Winston Churchill

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

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

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

Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal. Winston Churchill

There must not be lacking in our leadership something of that spirit of the Austrian corporal who, when all had fallen into ruins around him, and when Germany seemed to have fallen into chaos, did not hesitate to march forth against the vast army of victorious nations and has already turned the tables decisively against them. Winston Churchill

Americans are a wonderful people: They will always do the right thing-after exhausting every other possible alternative. Winston Churchill

The head cannot take in more than the seat can endure. Winston Churchill

Some people like the Jews, and some do not. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are, beyond any question, the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has appeared in the world. Winston Churchill

Have not Manet and Monet, Cezanne and Matisse, rendered to painting something of the same service which Keats and Shelley gave to poetry after the solemn and ceremonious literary perfections of the eighteenth century? They have brought back to the pictorial art a new draught of joie de vivre; and the beauty of their work is instinct with gaiety, and floats in sparkling air. I do not expect these masters would particularly appreciate my defence, but I must avow an increasing attraction to their work. Winston Churchill

Like a sea-beast fished up from the depths, or a diver too suddenly hoisted, my veins threatened to burst from the fall in pressure. I had great anxiety and no means of relieving it ... And then it was that the Muse of Painting came to my rescue - out of charity and out of chivalry ... - and said, "Are these toys any good to you? They amuse some people." Winston Churchill

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. Winston Churchill

I had a feeling once about mathematics - that I saw it all... but it was after dinner and I let it go. Winston Churchill

A sheep in sheep's clothing. Winston Churchill

The gov-ern-ment had to choose between war and shame. They chose shame. They will get war too. Winston Churchill

The Navy can lose us the war, but only the Air Force can win it. Therefore our supreme effort must be to gain overwhelming mastery in the Air. The Fighters are our salvation . . . but the Bombers alone provide the means of victory. . . . In no other way at present visible can we hope to overcome the immense military power of Germany. Winston Churchill

The definition of courage is going from defeat to defeat with enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

What kind of people do they [the Japanese] think we are? Winston Churchill

Don't be content to be the chip off the old block - be the old block itself. Winston Churchill

I'm too busy. I have no time for worry. Winston Churchill

It is easier to give directions than advice, and more agreeable to have the right to act, even in a limited sphere, than the privilege to talk at large. Winston Churchill

Free speech carries with it the evil of all foolish, unpleasant venomous things that are said but, on the whole, we would rather lump them than do away with them. Winston Churchill

It happens that once we learn a thing, the motivation to keep it up grows and expands further as well. If you're going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas... I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes... It is not necessary to use only the most deadly gases; gases can be used which cause great inconvenience and would spread a lively terror and yet would leave no serious permanent effects on most of those affected. Winston Churchill

With the end of the Victorian era, we passed into what I feel I must call the terrible 20th century Winston Churchill

Let us set up a standard around which the brave and the loyal can rally. Winston Churchill

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

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained. Having a family guarantees that you have a built in support system, and although that support system may not always be what you want it to be, when it comes down to the wire, your family will love you and stand behind you, no matter what. Winston Churchill

We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glowworm. Winston Churchill

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, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old. Winston Churchill



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