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Winston Churchill
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One evening at Chequers the film was Oliver Twist. Rufus, as usual, had the best seat in the house, on his master's lap. At the point when Bill Sikes was about to drown his dog to put the police off his track, Churchill covered Rufus's eyes with his hand. He said, "Don't look now, dear. I'll tell you about it afterwards." Winston Churchill
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You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. Winston Churchill
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Nourish your hopes, but do not overlook realities. Winston Churchill
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How often in life must one be content with what one can get! Winston Churchill
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Every man should ask himself each day whether he is not too readily accepting negative solutions. Winston Churchill
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A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life. Winston Churchill
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It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter Winston Churchill
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The English are loth to express their feelings, but in my stall in the choir I could feel the pent-up, passionate emotion, and also the fear of the congregation, not of death or wounds or material loss, but of defeat and the final ruin of Britain. Winston Churchill
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The dictator, in all his pride, is held in the grip of his party machine. He can go forward; he cannot go back. He must blood his hounds and show them sport, or else, like Actaeon of old, be devoured by them. All-strong without, he is all-weak within. Winston Churchill
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There is a hush over all Europe, nay, over all the world. Alas! it is the hush of suspense, and in many lands it is the hush of fear. Listen! No, listen carefully, I think I hear somethingyes, there it was quite clear. Dont you hear it? It is the tramp of armies crunching the gravel of the paradegrounds, splashing through rain-soaked fields, the tramp of two million German soldiers and more than a million Italiansgoing on maneuversyes, only on maneuvers! Winston Churchill
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Ethics evolve naturally, and we trample upon them with laws created by reason and experience. Winston Churchill
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It has not fallen to your lot to command great armies. You had to create them, organize them and inspire them. 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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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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To achieve the extirpation of Nazi tyranny there are no lengths of violence to which we will not go. Winston Churchill
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One might as well legalise sodomy as recognise the Bolsheviks. Winston Churchill
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Now at this very moment I knew that the United States was in the war, up to the neck and in to the death. So we had won after all! ... How long the war would last or in what fashion it would end no man could tell, nor did I at this moment care ... We should not be wiped out. Our history would not come to an end ... Hitler's fate was sealed. Mussolini's fate was sealed. As for the Japanese, they would be ground to a powder. All the rest was merely the proper application of overwhelming force. Winston Churchill
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Never, never, 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. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. Winston Churchill
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I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form. Winston Churchill
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One of the most important signs of the existence of a democracy is that when there is a knock at the door at 5 in the morning, one is completely certain that it is the milkman. Winston Churchill
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No lover ever studied every whim of his mistress as I did those of President Roosevelt. Winston Churchill
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The reason for having diplomatic relations is not to confer a compliment, but to secure a convenience. [On diplomatic recognition of the People's Republic of China] Winston Churchill
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We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. [Referring to the theory that over-production caused the Depression] Winston Churchill
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Curse ruthless time! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it! Winston Churchill
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We must have a better word than "prefabricated", why not "ready-made"? Winston Churchill
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Appeasement is feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last. Winston Churchill
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Things don't happen to me. I happen to things! Winston Churchill
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History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. Winston Churchill
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Broadly speaking, human beings may be divided into three classes: those who are billed to death, those who are worried to death, and those who are bored to death. Winston Churchill
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Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Winston Churchill
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I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. Winston Churchill
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The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Winston Churchill
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I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill
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The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see. Winston Churchill
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In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet. Winston Churchill
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Politics 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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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. Winston Churchill
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A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. Winston Churchill
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I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. Winston Churchill
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I never worry about action, but only inaction. Winston Churchill
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Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. Winston Churchill
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History is written by the victors. Winston Churchill
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No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections. Winston Churchill
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I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic. Winston Churchill
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When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite. Winston Churchill
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If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire. 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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Doubts [can] be swept away only by deeds. Winston Churchill
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When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone. Winston Churchill
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It is my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand the most amusing. Winston Churchill
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A world united is better than a world divided, but a world divided is better than a world destroyed. Winston Churchill
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May it not also be that the cause of civilization itself will be defended by the skill and devotion of a few thousand airmen? There never has been, I suppose, in all the world, in all the history of war, such an opportunity for youth. The Knights of the Round Table, the Crusaders, all fall back into the past. Winston Churchill
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No matter. The dead bird does not leave the nest. Winston Churchill
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[There are dangers in] the disposition to hunt down rich men as if they were noxious beasts. Winston Churchill
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The story of the human race is war. Except for brief and precarious interludes there has never been peace in the world; and long before history began murderous strife was universal and unending. Winston Churchill
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Just as the sentence contains one idea in all its fullness, so the paragraph should embrace a distinct episode; and as sentences should follow one another in harmonious sequence, so paragraphs must fit into another like the automatic couplings of railway carriages. Winston Churchill
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By being so long in the lowest form [at Harrow] I gained an immense advantage over the cleverer boys. . . . I got into my bones the essential structure of the ordinary British sentence - which is a noble thing. Naturally I am biased in favor of boys learning English; I would make them all learn English: and then I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honor, and Greek as a treat. Winston Churchill
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May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism. Winston Churchill
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Before the war it had seemed incredible that such terrors and slaughters, even if they began, could last more than a few months. After the first two years it was difficult to believe that they would ever end. Winston Churchill
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We should lay aside every hindrance and endeavour by uniting the whole force and spirit of our people to raise again a great British nation standing up before all the world; for such a nation, rising in its ancient vigour, can even at this hour save civilization. Winston Churchill
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I'm finished ... I'm done. What I want above all things is to take some active part in beating the Germans ... I'd go out to the Front at once. Winston Churchill
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It always looks so easy to solve problems by taking the line of least resistance. Winston Churchill
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There is no doubt the charge was an awful gamble and that no normal precautions were possible. The issue as far as I was concerned had to be left to Fortune or to God - or to whatever may decide these things. I am content and shall not complain. Winston Churchill
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When I was younger I made it a rule never to take strong drink before lunch. It is now my rule never to do so before breakfast. Winston Churchill
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