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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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If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle them, and, as it were, fondle them. Let them fall open where they will. Make a voyage of discovery, taking soundings of uncharted seas. Winston Churchill
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We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage. Winston Churchill
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To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real. Winston Churchill
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The man who can master his time can master nearly anything. 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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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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A man must choose his own way of life, and...it is only by following out one's own bent that there can be the really harmonious life." [In an interview conducted by Bram Stoker] 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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One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never! Winston Churchill
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If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another. Winston Churchill
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Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others. Winston Churchill
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Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill
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We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. Winston Churchill
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Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. Winston Churchill
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A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him. Winston Churchill
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When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home. Winston Churchill
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In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice. Winston Churchill
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No crime is so great as daring to excel. Winston Churchill
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It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar. Winston Churchill
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The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning. Winston Churchill
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The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure. Winston Churchill
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No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye. 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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[Magna Carta provided] "a system of checks and balances which would accord the monarchy its necessary strength, but would prevent its perversion by a tyrant or a fool. Winston Churchill
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I propose that 100,000 degenerate Britons should be forcibly sterilized and others put in labour camps to halt the decline of the British race. 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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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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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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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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One may dislike Hitler's system and yet admire his patriotic achievement. If our country were defeated, I hope we should find a champion as indomitable to restore our courage and lead us back to our place among the nations. Winston Churchill
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Every morn brought forth a noble chance, and every chance brought forth a noble knight. Winston Churchill
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We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us. Winston Churchill
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A love of 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... Let us have no fear of the future. Winston Churchill
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We must all turn our backs upon the horrors of the past. We must look to the future. We cannot afford to drag forward cross 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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There is less there than meets the eye. Winston Churchill
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In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Good Will. Winston Churchill
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Baldwin, Stanley... confesses putting party before country, 169-70;... Winston Churchill
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It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required. Winston Churchill
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Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt... 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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Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong-these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history. Winston Churchill
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Americans always try to do the right thing after they've tried everything else. Winston Churchill
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Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time. Winston Churchill
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This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put. Winston Churchill
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It is not easy to see how things could be worsened by a parley at the summit, if such a thing were possible. Winston Churchill
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A modest man who has a good deal to be modest about. Winston Churchill
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[Political skill] is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen. Winston Churchill
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One may imagine that a man who blew the trumpet for his living would be glad to play the violin for his amusement. Winston Churchill
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Painting is a companion with whom one may walk a great part of life's journey. Winston Churchill
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Painting is the same kind of problem as unfolding a long, sustained interlocked argument... It is a proposition commanded by a single unity of conception. Winston Churchill
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