Winston Churchill Quotes & Wallpapers

Winston Churchill
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I must point out... that 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, and like to be told that they are very likely to get much worse in the future and must prepare themselves for further reverses. Winston Churchill
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I hate nobody except Hitler - and that is professional. Winston Churchill
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The object of presenting medals, stars, and ribbons is to give pride and pleasure to those who have deserved them. At the same time a distinction is something which everybody does not possess. If all have it it is of less value... A medal glitters, but it also casts a shadow. Winston Churchill
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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. Winston Churchill
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The reason for having diplomatic relations is not to confer a compliment, but to secure a convenience. Winston Churchill
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Dogs look up to you, cats look down on you. Give me a pig! He looks you in the eye and treats you as an equal. Winston Churchill
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For myself, I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else. Winston Churchill
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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 triumphant from the hideous epoch in which we have to dwell. Meanwhile, never flinch, never weary, never despair. Winston Churchill
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Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
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I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. Winston Churchill
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So they [the Government] go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent. Winston Churchill
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The maxim of the British people is Business as usual. Winston Churchill
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We know enough to be sure that the scientific achievements of the next fifty years will be far greater, more rapid, and more surprising, than those we have already experienced. ... Wireless telephones and television, following naturally upon the their present path of development, would enable their owner to connect up to any room similarly equipped and hear and take part in the conversation as well as if he put his head in through the window. Winston Churchill
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You can measure a man's character by the choices he makes under pressure. Winston Churchill
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Watch your character for your character is your destiny. Winston Churchill
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Watch your habits, they determine your character. Winston Churchill
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I do not presume to explain how to paint, but only how to get enjoyment. Winston Churchill
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Apt analogies are among the most formidable weapons of the rhetorician. Winston Churchill
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Hatred plays the same part in government as acid in chemistry. Winston Churchill
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The person must be blind, indeed, who can not see, that here on earth a great project, a great plan, is executed, may work on the realization of which we participate as faithful servants. Winston Churchill
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I love learning, but hate being taught. Winston Churchill
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Personally I think that private property has a right to be defended. Our civilisation is built up on property, and can only be defended by private property. Winston Churchill
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We are all worms. However, I like to think I'm a glow worm Winston Churchill
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Who's in or out, who moves the grand machine, Nor stirs my curiosity, or spleen; Secrets of state no more I wish to know Than secret movements of a puppet-show; Let but the puppets move, I've my desire, Unseen the hand which guides the master wire. Winston Churchill
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The cemetery is full of indispensable people. Winston Churchill
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Those good at war aren't good at peace, and those good at peace aren't good at war. Winston Churchill
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Only changes in mindsets can extend the frontiers of the possible. Winston Churchill
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When I find a ladybug I ask the butler to take it outside instead of killing it. Winston Churchill
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Science has given to this generation the means of unlimited disaster or of unlimited progress. There will remain the greater task of directing knowledge lastingly towards the purpose of peace and human good. Winston Churchill
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One cannot leap a chasm in two jumps. Winston Churchill
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The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. Winston Churchill
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The person of truth must be covered with bodyguards of lies. Winston Churchill
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Leadership is the intelligent use of power. Winston Churchill
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Achievement is not last, disappointment is not deadly: It is the mettle to proceed with that matters. Winston Churchill
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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
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I wanted us to go to the Tories when we were strong...not in misfortune to be made an honest woman of. Winston Churchill
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Meet success like a gentleman; disaster like a man. Winston Churchill
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If he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last. Winston Churchill
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Here the two great interests Imperium et Libertas, res olim insociabiles (saith Tacitus), began to incounter each other. Winston Churchill
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Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge. Winston Churchill
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A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet. Winston Churchill
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They are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent. Winston Churchill
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Always remember, that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. Winston Churchill
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Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty, 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. Winston Churchill
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Do not criticize your government when out of the country. Never cease to do so when at home. Winston Churchill
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The stone age may return on the gleaming wings of science. Winston Churchill
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I shall always be glad to have seen it for the same reason Papa gave for being glad to have seen Lisbon namely, that it will be unnecessary ever to see it again. Winston Churchill
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Craft is common both to skill and deceit. Winston Churchill
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To improve is to change. To be perfect is to have changed a lot. Winston Churchill
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There are few virtues which the Poles do not possess and there are few errors they have ever avoided. Winston Churchill
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We have sustained a defeat without a war. Winston Churchill
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Some people's idea of [free speech] is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage. Winston Churchill
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Twenty to twenty-five! These are the years! Don't be content with things as they are. 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 even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed and won by youth. She has lived and thrived only by repeated subjugation. Winston Churchill
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I am a child of the House of Commons. I was brought up in my fathers house to believe in democracy. Trust the people that was his message. Winston Churchill
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Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend. Winston Churchill
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We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls. Winston Churchill
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If you cannot read all your books...fondle them-peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances. Winston Churchill
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What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone? How else can we put ourselves in harmonious relation with the great verities and consolations of the infinite and the eternal? And I avow my faith that we are marching towards better days. Humanity will not be cast down. We are going on swinging bravely forward along the grand high road and already behind the distant mountains is the promise of the sun. Winston Churchill
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Immense deposits of kimmeridge clay, containing the oil-bearing bands or seams, stretch across England from Dorsetshire to Lincolnshire. [An early political recognition of the native resource. The Geological Survey had identified the inflammable oil shale in reports since at least 1888.] Winston Churchill
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The tank was originally invented to clear a way for the infantry in the teeth of machine-gun fire. Now it is the infantry who will have to clear a way for the tanks. Winston Churchill
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War, which used to be cruel and magnificent has now become cruel and squalid. Winston Churchill
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Indeed I do not think we should be justified in using any but the more sombre tones and colours while our people, our Empire, and indeed the whole English-speaking world are passing through a dark and deadly valley. Winston Churchill
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We get to make a living; we give to make a life. Winston Churchill
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The flame of Christian ethics is still our highest guide. Winston Churchill
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The substitution of the internal combustion engine for the horse marked a very gloomy milestone in the progress of mankind. Winston Churchill
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One ought to be just before one is generous Winston Churchill
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It is not given to us to peer into the mysteries of the future. Still, I avow my hope and faith, sure and inviolate, that in the days to come the British and American peoples will for their own safety and for the good of all walk together side by side in majesty, in justice, and in peace. Winston Churchill
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Just to paint is great fun ... Try it if you have not done so - before you die. Winston Churchill
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The tired parts of the mind can be rested and strengthened not merely by rest, but by using other parts. Winston Churchill
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Gentleman, I am hardening on this enterprise. I repeat, I am now hardening towards this enterprise. Winston Churchill
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