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Winston Churchill
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Like a sea-beast fished up from the depths, or a diver too suddenly hoisted, my veins threatened to burst from the fall in pressure. I had great anxiety and no means of relieving it ... And then it was that the Muse of Painting came to my rescue - out of charity and out of chivalry ... - and said, "Are these toys any good to you? They amuse some people." Winston Churchill
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English literature is a glorious inheritance which is open to all - there are no barriers, no coupons, and no restrictions. In the English language and in its great writers there are great riches and treasures, of which, of course, the Bible and Shakespeare stand along on the highest platform. Winston Churchill
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I had a feeling once about mathematics - that I saw it all... but it was after dinner and I let it go. Winston Churchill
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It is with deep grief I watch the clattering down of the British Empire with all its glories and all the services it has rendered to mankind. Winston Churchill
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In handing over the Government of India to these so-called political classes, we are handing over to men of straw, of whom, in a few years, no trace will remain. Winston Churchill
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There comes into the life of every man a task for which he and he alone is uniquely suited. What a shame if that moment finds him either unwilling or unprepared for that which would become his finest hour. Winston Churchill
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I am not invested with dictatorial powers. If I were, I should be quite ready to dictate. Winston Churchill
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Watch your actions, they become your habits. Winston Churchill
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Americans are a wonderful people: They will always do the right thing-after exhausting every other possible alternative. Winston Churchill
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Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal. Winston Churchill
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There must not be lacking in our leadership something of that spirit of the Austrian corporal who, when all had fallen into ruins around him, and when Germany seemed to have fallen into chaos, did not hesitate to march forth against the vast army of victorious nations and has already turned the tables decisively against them. Winston Churchill
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They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds. Winston Churchill
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Don't be content to be the chip off the old block - be the old block itself. Winston Churchill
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We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glowworm. Winston Churchill
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We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old. Winston Churchill
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When I warned them [the French] 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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To gain one's way is no escape from the responsibility for an inferior solution. Winston Churchill
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Say what you have to say and first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending; sit down. Winston Churchill
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Without measureless and perpetual uncertainty the drama of human life would be destroyed. Winston Churchill
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It would not have been possible for any man in public life to get through what I have gone through without the devoted assistance of what we in England call one's better half. Winston Churchill
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Well, the principle seems the same. The water still keeps falling over. Winston Churchill
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The Aryan stock is bound to triumph. Winston Churchill
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The worst mistake that a statesman can make is to promise victory and to see it dashed, the hopes dashed. Winston Churchill
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The definition of courage is going from defeat to defeat with enthusiasm. 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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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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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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So long as I am acting from duty and conviction, I am indifferent to taunts and jeers. I think they will probably do me more good than harm. Winston Churchill
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... we ought to have saints' days to commemorate the great discoveries which have been made for all mankind, and perhaps for all time-or for whatever time may be left to us. Nature ... is a prodigal of pain. I should like to find a day when we can take a holiday, a day of jubilation when we can fete good Saint Anaesthesia and chaste and pure Saint Antiseptic. ... I should be bound to celebrate, among others, Saint Penicillin... Winston Churchill
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Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself, believe. Winston Churchill
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To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour. Winston Churchill
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A nation that fails to honor its heroes, soon will have no heroes to honor.... Winston Churchill
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He spoke with more eloquence than wisdom. Winston Churchill
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Never, ever ever ever ever give up. Winston Churchill
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Islam to a man is like rabies to a dog Winston Churchill
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There never will be enough for everything while the world goes on. The more that is given the more there will be needed. Winston Churchill
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A nation that forgets its past has no future. Winston Churchill
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What is adequacy? Adequacy is no standard at all. Winston Churchill
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A love of tradition has never weakened a nation... Winston Churchill
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To meet Roosevelt with all his buoyant sparkle, his iridescence, was like opening a bottle of champagne. Winston Churchill
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I hope I shall never see the day when the Force of Right is deprived of the Right of Force. Winston Churchill
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I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations. 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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I am very glad there are quite a number of people born with a gift and a liking for all of this; like great chessplayers who play sixteen games at once blindfold and die quite soon of epilepsy. Serve them right! I hope the Mathematicians, however, are well rewarded. I promise never to blackleg their profession nor take the bread out of their mouths. Winston Churchill
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Haven't you learned yet that I put something more than whisky into my speeches. Winston Churchill
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Churchill: "Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?" Socialite: "My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course... " Churchill: "Would you sleep with me for five pounds?" Socialite: "Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!" Churchill: "Madam, we've already established that. Now we are haggling about the price Winston Churchill
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Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down. 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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If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea, she must always choose the open sea. Winston Churchill
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We must learn from misfortune the means of future strength. Winston Churchill
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Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein, we never had a defeat. Winston Churchill
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I'd rather be right than consistent. Winston Churchill
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Thus ended the great American Civil War, which must upon the whole be considered the noblest and least avoidable of all the great mass conflicts of which till then there was record. Winston Churchill
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To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. Winston Churchill
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I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. Winston Churchill
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You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill
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The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill
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The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. Winston Churchill
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Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon. Winston Churchill
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Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it. Winston Churchill
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