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Winston Churchill
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A love of tradition has never weakened a nation... Winston Churchill

To meet Roosevelt with all his buoyant sparkle, his iridescence, was like opening a bottle of champagne. Winston Churchill

I hope I shall never see the day when the Force of Right is deprived of the Right of Force. Winston Churchill

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

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

Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library. Winston Churchill

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

I feel devoutly thankful to have been born fond of writing. Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

I'm so bored with it all. Winston Churchill

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

Air superiority is the ultimate expression of military power. Winston Churchill

Do not trust any statistics you did not fake yourself. Winston Churchill

The press is easier to strangle than to look in the eyes. Winston Churchill

An efficient and a successful administration manifests itself equally in small as in great matters. Winston Churchill

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

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

All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes. Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

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

Saving is a fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you. Winston Churchill

Democracy is an awful way to run a country, but it's the best system we have. Winston Churchill

Haven't you learned yet that I put something more than whisky into my speeches. Winston Churchill

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

Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down. Winston Churchill

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

Islam to a man is like rabies to a dog Winston Churchill

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

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

One must regard the hyphen as a blemish to be avoided wherever possible. Winston Churchill

The further back I look, the further forward I can see. Winston Churchill

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

Lots of folks are forced to skimp to support a government that won't. Winston Churchill

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

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

An iron curtain has descended over Europe. Winston Churchill

Beware of driving men to desperation. Even a cornered rat is dangerous. Winston Churchill

Even fools are right sometimes. Winston Churchill

We make our buildings and afterwards they make us. They regulate the course of our lives. Winston Churchill

Most of the world's work is done by people who don't feel very well. Winston Churchill

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

It was my ambition all of my life to be master of the spoken word. Winston Churchill

It is wonderful how well men can keep secrets they have not been told. Winston Churchill

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

There are bitter weeds in England. Winston Churchill

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

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

Americans always try to do the right thing after they've tried everything else. Winston Churchill

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

This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put. Winston Churchill

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

A modest man who has a good deal to be modest about. Winston Churchill

[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

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

Every morn brought forth a noble chance, and every chance brought forth a noble knight. Winston Churchill

We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us. Winston Churchill

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

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

There is less there than meets the eye. Winston Churchill

In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Good Will. Winston Churchill

Baldwin, Stanley... confesses putting party before country, 169-70;... Winston Churchill

It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required. Winston Churchill

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose. Winston Churchill

The grass grows green on the battlefield, but never on the scaffold. Winston Churchill



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