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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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[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 small lie needs a bodyguard of bigger lies to protect it. Winston Churchill
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He has to conceal what he would most wish to make public, and make public what he would most wish to conceal. Winston Churchill
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At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity. Winston Churchill
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It is remarkable that Lord Esher should be so much astray...We must conclude that an uncontrollable fondness for fiction forbade him to forsake it for fact. Such constancy is a defect in an historian. Winston Churchill
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Hasty work and premature decisions may lead to penalties out of all proportion to the issues immediately involved. Winston Churchill
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An iron curtain has descended over Europe. Winston Churchill
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Beware of driving men to desperation. Even a cornered rat is dangerous. Winston Churchill
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Even fools are right sometimes. Winston Churchill
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We make our buildings and afterwards they make us. They regulate the course of our lives. Winston Churchill
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Most of the world's work is done by people who don't feel very well. Winston Churchill
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Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
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It was my ambition all of my life to be master of the spoken word. Winston Churchill
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It is wonderful how well men can keep secrets they have not been told. Winston Churchill
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People who are not prepared to do unpopular things and defy the clamor of the multitude are not fit to be ministers in time of difficulty. Winston Churchill
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The government of the world must be entrusted to satisfied nations, who wished nothing more for themselves than what they had.... Our power placed us above the rest. We were like rich men dwelling at peace within their habitations. 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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A baboon in a forest is a matter of legitimate speculation; a baboon in a zoo is an object of public curiosity; but a baboon in your wife's bed is a cause of the gravest concern. Winston Churchill
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You may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman, or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together- what do you get? The sum of their fears. Winston Churchill
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Expert knowledge is limited knowledge Winston Churchill
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Air power is the most difficult of military force to measure or even express in precise terms. 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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Lots of folks are forced to skimp to support a government that won't. Winston Churchill
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Now that we are, as you say, 'in the same boat,' would it not be wise for us to have another conference ... and the sooner the better. Winston Churchill
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I do not agree that the dog in a manger has the final right to the manger even though he may have lain there for a very long time. I do not admit that right. I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place. Winston Churchill
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I have always said that if Great Britain were defeated in war I hoped we should find a Hitler to lead us back to our rightful position among the nations. I am sorry, however, that he has not been mellowed by the great success that has attended him. The whole world would rejoice to see the Hitler of peace and tolerance, and nothing would adorn his name in world history so much as acts of magnanimity and of mercy and of pity to the forlorn and friendless, to the weak and poor.... Let this great man search his own heart and conscience before he accuses anyone of being a warmonger. Winston Churchill
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One must regard the hyphen as a blemish to be avoided wherever possible. Winston Churchill
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The further back I look, the further forward I can see. Winston Churchill
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If I had my way, I would write the word 'insure' over every door of every cottage and upon the blotting pad of every public man, because I am convinced that, for sacrifice that are conceivably small, families can be secured against catastrophes which otherwise would smash them forever. 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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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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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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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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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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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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