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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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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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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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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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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 you're going to walk through hell, keep going. 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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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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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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A nation that fails to honor its heroes, soon will have no heroes to honor.... 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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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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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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This is the sort of pedantry up with which I will not put. Winston Churchill
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Nothing is so exhilarating in life as to be shot at with no result. Winston Churchill
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Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill. 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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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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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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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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