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Winston Churchill
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By being so long in the lowest form [at Harrow] I gained an immense advantage over the cleverer boys.... I got into my bones the essential structure of the ordinary British sentence- which is a noble thing. Winston Churchill
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Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Commonwealth and its Empire lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.' Winston Churchill
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On the night of May 10, 1941, with one of the last bombs of the last serious raid our House of Commons was destroyed by the violence of the enemy, and we have now to consider whether we should build it up again, and how, and when. We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us. Winston Churchill
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In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill. Winston Churchill
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[Of Bernard Montgomery:] In defeat unbeatable: in victory unbearable. Winston Churchill
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[On his portrait:] I look as if I was having a difficult stool. Winston Churchill
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This is the kind of pedantic nonsense up with which I will not put! Winston Churchill
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At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper - no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of the point. Winston Churchill
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It is important when you haven't got any ammunition to have a butt on your rifle. Winston Churchill
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By being so long in the lowest form I gained an immense advantage over the cleverest boys... I got into my bones the essential structure of the normal British sentence - which is a noble thing. Winston Churchill
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So they told me how Mr. Gladstone read Homer for fun, which I thought served him right. Winston Churchill
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He is one of those orators of whom it was well said, 'Before they get up they do not know what they are going to say; when they are speaking, they do not know what they are saying; and when they sit down, they do not know what they have said'. Winston Churchill
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I can think of no better step to signalize the inauguration of the National Health service than that a person who so obviously needs psychiatric attention should be among the first of its patients. Winston Churchill
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I have never seen a human being who more perfectly represented the modern conception of a robot. Winston Churchill
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It becomes still more difficult to reconcile Japanese action with prudence or even sanity. What kind of people do they think we are? Winston Churchill
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Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice. Winston Churchill
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It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter. Winston Churchill
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We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilisation will irretrievably succumb, or whether he will go down in history as the man who restored honour and peace of mind to the Great Germanic nation. Winston Churchill
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Of this I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future. Winston Churchill
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A shadow has fallen upon the scenes so lately lighted by the Allied victory.... From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Winston Churchill
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I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial. Winston Churchill
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Let me have the best solution worked out. Don't argue the matter. The difficulties will argue for themselves. Winston Churchill
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But now let me return to my theme of the many changes that have taken place since I was last here. There is a jocular saying: 'To improve is to change; to be perfect is to have changed often.' I had to use that once or twice in my long career. Winston Churchill
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Keep England White is a good slogan. Winston Churchill
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It is vain to recount further the catalogue of miseries. In earlier ages such horrors remain unknown because unrecorded. Just enough flickering light plays upon this infernal scene to give us the sense of its utter desolation and hopeless wretchedness and cruelty. Winston Churchill
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When you're going through hell - just keep on going! Winston Churchill
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At one side of the palette there is white, at the other black; and neither is ever used neat. Winston Churchill
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I have always had a curious nature; I enjoy learning, but I dislike being taught. Winston Churchill
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Just to paint is great fun. The colours are lovely to look at and delicious to squeeze out. Matching them, however crudely, with what you see is fascinating and absolutely absorbing. Winston Churchill
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Every garden presents innumerable fascinating problems. Winston Churchill
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Leave to the masters of art trained by a lifetime of devotion the wonderful process of picture-building and picture creation. Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see. Winston Churchill
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The cultivation of a hobby and new forms of interest is a policy of first importance to a public man. Winston Churchill
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A man can wear out a particular part of his mind by continually using and tiring it, just in the same way he can wear out the elbows of his coat. Winston Churchill
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You ask what the aim is? I tell you it is victory - total victory. Winston Churchill
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To secure your historical standing, be sure you are the first to write about it. Winston Churchill
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It would be an inconvenient rule if nothing could be done until everything can be done. Winston Churchill
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Writing ... it begins as an amusement, then it becomes a mistress, then a master, and finally a tyrant. Winston Churchill
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When someone says to me, Ugh, you smoke. I reply, Ugh, you're ugly. I can quit smoking. Winston Churchill
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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
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The monarchy is so extraordinarily useful. When Britain wins a battle she shouts, "God save the Queen"; when she loses, she votes down the prime minister. Winston Churchill
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I remember when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum's Circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit on the program which I most desired to see was the one described as "The Boneless Wonder". My parents judged that the spectacle would be too demoralizing and revolting for my youthful eye and I have waited fifty years, to see The Boneless Wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench. Winston Churchill
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The acts we engage in for appeasment today, we will have to remedy at far greater cost and remorse tomorrow. Winston Churchill
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Failure should never go to heart and success should never go to head, both makes a person to fall in life. Winston Churchill
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If you find a job you love, you'll never work again... Winston Churchill
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Great success always comes at the risk of enormous failure. Winston Churchill
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Do what you like, but like what you do. Winston Churchill
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It is bad for a nation when it is without faith. Winston Churchill
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Without victory there is no survival! Winston Churchill
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My mother always seemed to me like a fairy princess: a radiant being possessed of limitless riches and power. She shone for me like the evening star. I loved her dearly. Winston Churchill
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Don't deliver an essay with so many points. No one can absorb it. Just say one thing... Of course, you can say the point in many different ways over and over again with different illustrations. Winston Churchill
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It is sheer laziness not compressing thought into a reasonable space. Winston Churchill
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I have had a number of threatening letters each week, some telling me the actual time and method of my death, and I don't like it. Winston Churchill
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Fancy living in one of these streets, never seeing anything beautiful, never eating anything savoury, never saying anything clever! Winston Churchill
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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
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Islam is more dangerous in a man than rabies in a dog. Winston Churchill
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When I'm in office I always keep Members of Parliament talking. If they stopped they might start thinking. Winston Churchill
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Make for the children an evening of happiness in a world of storm. Let the children have their night of fun and laughter... resolved that by our daring, these same children shall not be denied their right to live in a free and decent world. Winston Churchill
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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. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. Winston Churchill
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Although always prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it should be postponed. Winston Churchill
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Broadly speaking, short words are best, and the old words, when short, are best of all. Winston Churchill
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Anyone who is not a liberal in his youth has no heart. Anyone who remains so as he matures has no brain! Winston Churchill
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The soul of freedom is deathless; it cannot, and will not perish. Winston Churchill
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The latest refinements of science are linked with the cruelties of the Stone Age. Winston Churchill
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In Success you deserve it and in defeat, you need it. Winston Churchill
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Never pass up the chance to sit down or go to the bathroom. Winston Churchill
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You must sleep sometime between lunch and dinner, and no halfway measures. Take off your clothes and get into bed. That's what I always do. Winston Churchill
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Hence we will not say that Greeks fight like heroes, but heroes fight like Greeks. Winston Churchill
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If you mean to profit, learn to please. Winston Churchill
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Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues, freebooters; all Indian leaders will be of low calibre & men of straw. They will have sweet tongues & silly hearts. They will fight amongst themselves for power & India will be lost in political squabbles. A day would come when even air & water would be taxed in India. Winston Churchill
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You must look at facts, because they look at you. Winston Churchill
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