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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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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
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The grass grows green on the battlefield, but never on the scaffold. Winston Churchill
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I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality. Winston Churchill
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It would be a great reform in politics if wisdom could be made to spread as easily and rapidly as folly. Winston Churchill
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Although present on the occasion, I have no clear recollection of the events leading up to it. Winston Churchill
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I have never accepted what many people have kindly said namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it. Winston Churchill
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Death came very easily to her. She had lived such an innocent and loving life of service to others and held such a simple faith, that she had no fears at all and did not seem to mind very much. Winston Churchill
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The crafty, cold-blooded, blackhearted Italian. Winston Churchill
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In Franklin Roosevelt there died the greatest American friend we have ever known and the greatest champion of freedom who has ever brought help and comfort from the New World to the Old. 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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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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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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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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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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There are bitter weeds in England. Winston Churchill
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Victory is only wrested by running risks. Winston Churchill
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The United States is a land of free speech. Nowhere is speech freer - not even here where we sedulously cultivate it even in its most repulsive form. Winston Churchill
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Everyone can recognize history when it happens. Everyone can recognize history after is has happened; but only the wise man knows at the moment what is vital and permanent, what is lasting and memorable. Winston Churchill
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Mr Churchill, to what do you attribute your success in life? Conservation of energy. Never stand up when you can sit down. And never sit down when you can lie down. Winston Churchill
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Canada is the linchpin of the English-speakin g world Winston Churchill
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Remember gentleman, it's not just France we're fighting for, it's Champagne! Winston Churchill
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Working hours are never long enough. Each day is a holiday, and ordinary holidays are grudged as enforced interruptions in an absorbing vocation. Winston Churchill
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Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains. Winston Churchill
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Bessie Braddock: "Winston, you're drunk. Churchill: "Bessie, you're ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober. Winston Churchill
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I have never accepted what many people have kindly said - namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it. Winston Churchill
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I always like to learn, but I don't always like to be taught. Winston Churchill
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The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash. Winston Churchill
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Never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. Winston Churchill
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Wars are not won by evacuations. Winston Churchill
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Most people hate the taste of beer - to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice that many people have been able to overcome. Winston Churchill
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Laws just or unjust may govern men's actions. Tyrannies may restrain or regulate their words. The machinery of propaganda may pack their minds with falsehood and deny them truth for many generations of time. But the soul of man thus held in trance or frozen in a long night can be awakened by a spark coming from God knows where and in a moment the whole structure of lies and oppression is on trial for its life. Winston Churchill
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Little did we guess that what has been called the century of the common man would witness as its outstanding feature more common men killing each other with greater facilities than any other five centuries together in the history of the world. Winston Churchill
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I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of using poisonous gas against uncivilized tribes. Winston Churchill
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There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty. Winston Churchill
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I have watched this famous island descending incontinently, fecklessly, the stairway which lead to a dark gulf. Winston Churchill
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You must understand that this war is not against Hitler or National Socialism, but against the strength of the German people, which is to be smashed once and for all, regardless of whether it is in the hands of Hitler or a Jesuit priest. Winston Churchill
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Maybe" when it seems the entire world is shouting "no! Winston Churchill
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The only guide to a man's conscience, the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. Winston Churchill
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Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one. Winston Churchill
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There are few virtues that the Poles do not possess and there are few errors they have ever avoided. Winston Churchill
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No compromise with the main purpose, no peace till victory, no pact with unrepentant wrong. Winston Churchill
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And a pamphlet called Pick me up There is no genuine hatred against Herr Hitler. Winston Churchill
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It is no use doing what you like; you have got to like what you do. Winston Churchill
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We were not made by Nature to work, or even to play, from eight o'clock in the morning till midnight. We ought to break our days and our marches into two. Winston Churchill
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Bearing ourselves humbly before God ... we await undismayed the impending assault ... be the ordeal sharp or long, or both, we shall seek no terms, we shall tolerate no parlay; we may show mercy - we shall ask for none. Winston Churchill
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