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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 small lie needs a bodyguard of bigger lies to protect it. 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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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Islam to a man is like rabies to a dog 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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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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