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Winston Churchill
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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
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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
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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
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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
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With the end of the Victorian era, we passed into what I feel I must call the terrible 20th century Winston Churchill
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Let us set up a standard around which the brave and the loyal can rally. Winston Churchill
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[The Balkans] produce more history than they can consume. Winston Churchill
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Our future is in our hands. Our lives are what we choose to make them. Winston Churchill
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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
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The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward. Winston Churchill
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It is better to do the wrong thing that to do nothing. Winston Churchill
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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
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One man with conviction will overwhelm a hundred who have only opinions. Winston Churchill
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Painting a picture is like trying to fight a battle. Winston Churchill
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Un pesimista ve la dificultad en cada oportunidad; un optimista ve una oportunidad en cada dificultad Winston Churchill
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A man is about as big as the things that make him angry. Winston Churchill
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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
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Quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. Winston Churchill
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Victory is not final. Defeat is not failure. It's all about courage. Winston Churchill
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But who in war will not have his laugh amid the skulls? Winston Churchill
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The Aryan stock is bound to triumph. Winston Churchill
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I cannot help reflecting that if my father had been American and my mother British instead of the other way around, I might have gotten here on my own. Winston Churchill
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They have done what they like. Their difficulty is to like what they have done. Winston Churchill
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The old wars were decided by their episodes rather than by their tendencies. In this war, the tendencies are far more important than the episodes. Winston Churchill
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Nobody ever launched an attack without having misgivings beforehand, You ought to have misgivings before; but when the moment of action is come, the hour of misgivings is passed. It is often not possible to go backward from a course which has been adopted in war. A man must answer "Aye" or "No" to the great questions which are put, and by that decision he must be bound. Winston Churchill
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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
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If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible. Winston Churchill
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The man who can master his time can master nearly anything. Winston Churchill
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The Pashtun tribes are always engaged in private or public war. Every man is a warrior, a politician and a theologian Every large house is a real feudal fortress....Eve ry family cultivates its vendetta; every clan, its feud....Nothing is ever forgotten and very few debts are left unpaid. Winston Churchill
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I'd rather spend half an hour in the company of a top carpenter, than three hours in the company of an average brain surgeon Winston Churchill
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Islam to a man is like rabies to a dog Winston Churchill
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We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle, nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job. Winston Churchill
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I'm so bored with it all. Winston Churchill
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The English know how to make the best of things. Their so-called muddling through is simply skill at dealing with the inevitable. Winston Churchill
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Air superiority is the ultimate expression of military power. Winston Churchill
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Do not trust any statistics you did not fake yourself. Winston Churchill
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The press is easier to strangle than to look in the eyes. Winston Churchill
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Civilisation will not last, freedom will not survive, peace will not be kept, unless a very large majority of mankind unite together to defend them and show themselves possessed of a constabulary power before which barbaric and atavistic forces will stand in awe. Winston Churchill
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Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library. Winston Churchill
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One is quite astonished to find how many things there are in the landscape, and in every object in it, one never noticed before. And this is a tremendous new pleasure and interest which invests every walk or drive with an added object. So many colours on the hillside, each different in shadow and in sunlight; such brilliant reflections in the pool, each a key lower than what they repeat; such lovely lights gilding or silvering surface or outline, all tinted exquisitely with pale colour, rose, orange, green or violet. Winston Churchill
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I feel devoutly thankful to have been born fond of writing. Winston Churchill
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To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a Squeezer pen - that is true happiness. Winston Churchill
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I built with my own hands ... a large swimming-pool which was filtered to limpidity and could be heated to supplement our fickle sunshine. Winston Churchill
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The gift of a common tongue is a priceless inheritance and it may well some day become the foundation of a common citizenship. Winston Churchill
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Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. Winston Churchill
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Elderly people and those in authority cannot always be relied upon to take enlightened and comprehending views of what they call the indiscretions of youth. Winston Churchill
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All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes. Winston Churchill
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There must be what Mr. Gladstone many years ago called a blessed act of oblivion. We must all turn our backs upon the horrors of the past. We must look to the future. We cannot afford to drag forward across the years that are to come the hatreds and revenges which have sprung from the injuries of the past. Winston Churchill
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An efficient and a successful administration manifests itself equally in small as in great matters. Winston Churchill
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The air is an extremely dangerous, jealous and exacting mistress. Once under the spell most lovers are faithful to the end, which is not always old age. Even those masters and princes of aerial fighting, the survivors of fifty mortal duels in the high air who have come scatheless through the War and all its perils, have returned again and again to their love and perished too often in some ordinary commonplace flight undertaken for pure amusement. Winston Churchill
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Here life itself, life at its best and healthiest, awaits the caprice of the bullet. Let us see the development of the day. All else may stand over, perhaps for ever. Existence is never so sweet as when it is at hazard. Winston Churchill
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Nowadays we are assailed by a chorus of horrid threats. The Nazi government exudes through every neutral state inside information about the frightful vengeance they are going to wreak upon us, and they also bawl it around the world by their propaganda machinery. If words could kill, we shall be dead already. Winston Churchill
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If I stay on for the time being, bearing the burden at my age, it is not because of love for power or office. I have had an ample share of both. If I stay it is because I have a feeling that I may, through things that have happened, have an influence about what I care about above all else, the building of a sure and lasting peace. Winston Churchill
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It is one thing to see the forward path and another to be able to take it. But it is better to have an ambitious plan than none at all. Winston Churchill
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Saving is a fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you. Winston Churchill
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Democracy is an awful way to run a country, but it's the best system we have. Winston Churchill
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I trust and believe that this College, this seed that we have sown, will grow to shelter and nurture generations who may add most notably to the strength and happiness of our people, and to the knowledge and peaceful progress of the world. 'The mighty oak from an acorn towers; A tiny seed can fill a field with flowers.' Winston Churchill
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It was at "Little Lodge" I was first menaced with Education. The approach of a sinister figure described as 'the Governess' was announced. Winston Churchill
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The future is unknowable, but the past should give us hope. Winston Churchill
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Hope has returned to the hearts of scores of millions of men and women, and with that hope there burns the flame of anger against the brutal, corrupt invader ... In a dozen famous ancient States now prostrate under the Nazi yoke, the masses of the people ... await the hour of liberation ... That hour will strike, and its solemn peal will proclaim that the night is past and that the dawn has come. Winston Churchill
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It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses. Winston Churchill
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A communist is like a crocodile: when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up. Winston Churchill
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I know of no case where a man added to his dignity by standing on it. Winston Churchill
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If you find something you really love, you will never work again. Winston Churchill
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Singapore could only be taken after a siege by an army of at least 50,000 men. It is not considered possible that the Japanese would embark on such a mad enterprise. Winston Churchill
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The enemy is still proud and powerful. He is hard to get at. He still possesses enormous armies, vast resources, and invaluable strategic territories...No one can tell what new complications and perils might arise in four or five more years of war. And it is in the dragging-out of the war at enormous expense, until the democracies are tired or bored or split that the main hopes of Germany and Japan must reside. Winston Churchill
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There is not one single social or economic principle or concept in the philosophy of the Russian Bolshevik which has not been realized, carried into action, and enshrined in immutable laws a million years ago by the white ant. Winston Churchill
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I'm going to make a long speech because I've not had the time to prepare a short one. Winston Churchill
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I have not always been wrong. History will bear me out, particularly as I shall write that history myself. Winston Churchill
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This revelation of the secrets of nature, long mercifully withheld from man, should arouse the most solemn reflections in the mind and conscience of every human being capable of comprehension. We must indeed pray that these awful agencies will be made to conduce to peace among the nations, and that instead of wreaking measureless havoc upon the entire globe, may become a perennial fountain of world prosperity. Winston Churchill
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