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Winston Churchill
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I have lived seventy-eight years without hearing of bloody places like Cambodia. Winston Churchill
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History's villains are more easily recognized in retrospect. In an article published in 1935 and reprinted in 1937, Winston Churchill expressed a curious ambivalence towards the German chancellor prior to the outbreak of war: We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilization 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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If the present tries to sit in judgment of the past, it will lose the future. Winston Churchill
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They had bombed London, whether on purpose or not, and the British people and London especially should know that we could hit back. It would be good for the morale of us all. Winston Churchill
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It seems to me that the moment has come when the question of bombing of German cities simply for the sake of increasing the terror, though under other pretexts, should be reviewed. Otherwise we shall come into control of an utterly ruined land . . . The destruction of Dresden remains a serious query against the conduct of Allied bombing . . . I feel the need for more precise concentration upon military objectives, such as oil and communications behind the immediate battle-zone, rather than on mere acts of terror and wanton destruction, however impressive. Winston Churchill
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Air power can either paralyze the enemy's military action or compel him to devote to the defense of his bases and communications a share of his straitened resources far greater that what we need in the attack. 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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I am not sure I should have dared to start; but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop. Winston Churchill
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For with primacy in power is also joined an awe inspiring accountability to the future. Winston Churchill
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The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself. 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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Never give in, never! Be it concerning large things or small things, never, never, never! Winston Churchill
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Never let a good crisis go to waste Winston Churchill
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If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised. Winston Churchill
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I am your servant. You have the right to dismiss me when you please. What you have no right to do is ask me to bear responsibility without the power of action. Winston Churchill
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Certainly the prolonged education indispensable to the progress of society is not natural to mankind. Winston Churchill
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The world, nature, human beings, do not move like machines. The edges are never clear-cut, but always frayed. Nature never draws a line without smudging it. Winston Churchill
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Dead birds don't fall out of their nests. Winston Churchill
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When told by a helpful aide that his flies were undone he replied 'Young man, there is no harm in leaving the cage door open if the bird is dead! Winston Churchill
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The oldest habit in the world for resisting change is to complain that unless the remedy to the disease should be universally applied it should not be applied at all. But you must start somewhere. Winston Churchill
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Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Winston Churchill
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Democracy means that when there's a knock in the door at 3 am, it's probably the milkman. Winston Churchill
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When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. Winston Churchill
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Democracy is a very bad form of government ... but all the others are so much worse. Winston Churchill
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How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. Winston Churchill
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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. Winston Churchill
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If you simply take up the attitude of defending a mistake, there will no hope of improvement. Winston Churchill
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Everyone threw the blame on me ... they nearly always do. I suppose ... they think I shall be able to bear it best. Winston Churchill
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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. Winston Churchill
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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. Winston Churchill
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I myself find waiting more tiring than action. Winston Churchill
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Next time I go into the action - I shall command a hundred men - & possibly I may bring off some coup. Besides I shall have some other motive for taking chances than merely "love of adventure". Winston Churchill
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You never can tell whether bad luck may not after all turn out to be good luck. Winston Churchill
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Danger gathers upon our path. We cannot afford - we have no right - to look back. We must look forward... The stronger the advocate of monarchical principle a man may be, the more zealously he must now endeavor to fortify the Throne and to give to His Majesty's successor that strength which can only come from the love of a united nation and Empire. Winston Churchill
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I'm bored with it all. Before slipping into a coma. He died 9 days later. Winston Churchill
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"I hope, sir, that I will shoot your picture on your hundredth birthday." I don't see why not, young man. You look reasonably fit and healthy. Winston Churchill
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Time passes swiftly, but is it not joyous to see how great and growing is the treasure we have gathered together, amid the storms and stresses of so many eventful and to millions tragic and terrible years? Winston Churchill
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I play for high stakes and given an audience - there is no act too daring or too noble. Winston Churchill
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Success and happiness spring from facing failure after failure with enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
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There is a treasure in the heart of every man if you can only find it Winston Churchill
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Lobbyists are the touts of protected industries. Winston Churchill
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You do your worst, and we'll do our best. Winston Churchill
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We are shaping the world faster than we can change ourselves, and we are applying to the present the habits of the past. Winston Churchill
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I'd prefer to be right than consistent. Winston Churchill
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A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward. Winston Churchill
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Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash. Winston Churchill
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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. Winston Churchill
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Although prepared for martyrdom, I prefer that it be postponed. Winston Churchill
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In war you do not have to be nice - you only have to be right. Winston Churchill
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Everyone threw the blame on me. I have noticed that they nearly always do. I suppose it is because they think I shall be able to bear it best. Winston Churchill
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The War was decided in the first twenty days of fighting, and all that happened afterwards consisted in battles which, however formidable and devastating, were but desperate and vain appeals against the decision of Fate. 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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The redress of the grievances of the vanquished should precede the disarmament of the victors. Winston Churchill
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Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour. Winston Churchill
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Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never. Never - in anything great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Winston Churchill
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If you don't have any enemies in life you have never stood up for anything. Winston Churchill
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Nature has not intended mankind to work from eight in the morning until midnight without that refreshment of blessed oblivion which, even if it only lasts twenty minutes, is sufficient to renew all the vital forces. Winston Churchill
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It fell to me in these coming days and months to express their sentiments on suitable occasions. This I was able to do, because they were mine also. There was a white glow, overpowering, sublime, which ran through our island from end to end. Winston Churchill
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Already by 1900 I could boast I had written as many books as Moses. Winston Churchill
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If you want to discover new oceans, you must first have the courage to leave shore. Winston Churchill
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Old men make war, young men fight and die Winston Churchill
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The struggle which is now beginning between the Zionist and Bolshevik Jews is little less than a struggle for the soul of the Jewish people. Winston Churchill
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These, Gentlemen, are the opinions upon which I base my facts. Winston Churchill
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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
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I will not pretend that if I had to choose between communism and Nazism I would choose communism. Winston Churchill
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