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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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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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Never give in, never! Be it concerning large things or small things, never, never, never! Winston Churchill
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The British people are good all through. You can test them as you would put a bucket into the sea and always find it salt. Winston Churchill
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Vast and fearsome as the human scene has become, personal contact of the right people, in the right places, at the right time, may yet have a potent and valuable part to play in the cause of peace which is in our hearts. 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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I was happy as a child with my toys in my nursery. I been happier every year since I became a man. But this interlude of school makes a somber grey patch upon the chart of my journey. It was a unending spell of worries that did not then seem petty, and of toil uncheered by fruition; a time of discomfort, restriction and purposeless monotony. 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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The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery. Winston Churchill
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Never give in, never give in, never give in. 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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You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war. Winston Churchill
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There is no greater mistake than to suppose that platitudes, smooth words, and timid policies offer a path to safety. 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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When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber. Winston Churchill
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When you feel you cannot continue in your position for another minute, and all that is in human power has been done, that is the moment when the enemy is most exhausted, and when one step forward will give you the fruits of the struggle you have borne 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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Success always demands a greater effort. Winston Churchill
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Men and kings must be judged in the testing moments of their lives. Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because, as has been said, it is the quality which guarantees all others. Winston Churchill
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The only way a man can remain consistent amid changing circumstances is to change with them while preserving the same dominating purpose. Winston Churchill
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It is not always possible to have everything go as one likes. In working with allies, it sometimes happens that they develop opinions of their own Winston Churchill
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Are you insinuating that I am a purveyor of terminological inexactitudes? Winston Churchill
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We need to be strong in order to avoid war; and to win. A politician looks forward only to the next election. A statesman looks forward to the next generation. Any person who is over 30 and is not a conservative, has no brains... Winston Churchill
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The most beautiful voice in the world is that of an educated Southern woman. Winston Churchill
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You leave out God, and you substitute the devil. Winston Churchill
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In my experience of large enterprises, I have found it is often a mistake to try to settle everything at once. Winston Churchill
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There is only one answer to defeat and that is victory. Winston Churchill
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The question which we must ask ourselves is not whether we like or do not like what is going on, but what we are going to do about it. Winston Churchill
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I never slept as soundly as the night following Pearl Harbor. For I knew that The American Race would now be entering the war and it would never be the same. 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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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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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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Will the shutting out of foreign goods increase the total amount of wealth in this country? Can foreign nations grow rich at our expense by selling us goods under cost price? Can a people tax themselves into prosperity? Can a man stand in a bucket and lift himself up by the handle? Winston Churchill
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When I warned them that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken. Some chicken! Some neck! 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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If you don't have any enemies in life you have never stood up for anything. Winston Churchill
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In Great Britain, governments often change their policies without changing their men. In France, they usually change their men without changing their policy. 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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