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Winston Churchill
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We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges. Winston Churchill

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. Winston Churchill

The human story does not always unfold like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four. Sometimes in life they make five or minus three; and sometimes the blackboard topples down in the middle of the sum and leaves the class in disorder and the pedagogue with a black eye. Winston Churchill

I remember, when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum's circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit on the program which I most desired to see was the one described as 'The Boneless Wonder.' My parents judged that the spectacle would be too revolting and demoralizing for my youthful eyes, and I have waited 50 years to see the boneless wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench. Winston Churchill

It may almost be said, 'Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat. Winston Churchill

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because, as has been said, 'it is the quality which guarantees all others. Winston Churchill

I am a sporting man. I always give them a fair chance to get away. Winston Churchill

Civilization had been restored to the Island. But now the political fabric which nurtured it was about to be overthrown. Hitherto strong men armed had kept the house. Now a child, a weakling, a vacillator, a faithless, feckless creature, succeeded to the warrior throne. Winston Churchill

I said that the world must be made safe for at least fifty years. If it was only for fifteen to twenty years then we should have betrayed our soldiers. Winston Churchill

There is a precipice on either side of you - a precipice of caution and a precipice of over-daring. Winston Churchill

If you have 10,000 regulations you destroy all respect for the law. Winston Churchill

Half my lifetime I have earned my living by selling words, and I hope thoughts. Winston Churchill

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it. Winston Churchill

The Russians will try all the rooms in a house, enter those that are not locked, and when they come to one that cannot be broken into, they will withdraw and invite you to dine genially that that same evening. Winston Churchill

I am bored with it all. Winston Churchill

The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield... Winston Churchill

I must point out that my rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after, and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them. Winston Churchill

It was a nation and race dwelling all around the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar. Winston Churchill

The Bomb brought peace but man alone can keep that peace. Winston Churchill

Victory is only wrested by running risks. Winston Churchill

There is more blood than paint upon these hands. All those thousands of men killed. We thought it would be a little job, and so it might have been if it had begun in the right way. Winston Churchill

...every offensive lost its force as it proceeded. It was like throwing a bucket of water over the floor. It first rushed forward, then soaked forward, and finally stopped altogether until another bucket could be brought. Winston Churchill

Let us reconcile ourselves to the mysterious rhythm of our destinies, such as they must be in this world of space and time. Winston Churchill

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

We have not journeyed all this way because we are made of sugar candy. Winston Churchill

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained. Winston Churchill

Doubts [can] be swept away only by deeds. Winston Churchill

When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone. Winston Churchill

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

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. Winston Churchill

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Winston Churchill

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see. Winston Churchill

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

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

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. Winston Churchill

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. Winston Churchill

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. Winston Churchill

I never worry about action, but only inaction. Winston Churchill

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. Winston Churchill

History is written by the victors. Winston Churchill

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections. Winston Churchill

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

When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite. Winston Churchill

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

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

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

No compromise with the main purpose, no peace till victory, no pact with unrepentant wrong. Winston Churchill

And a pamphlet called Pick me up There is no genuine hatred against Herr Hitler. Winston Churchill

It is no use doing what you like; you have got to like what you do. Winston Churchill

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

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

To achieve the extirpation of Nazi tyranny there are no lengths of violence to which we will not go. Winston Churchill

One might as well legalise sodomy as recognise the Bolsheviks. Winston Churchill

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

When you are going through hell, keep on going. Never never never give up. Winston Churchill

Sometimes our best is simply not enough.... We have to do what is required. Winston Churchill

Air power may either end war or end civilization. Winston Churchill

The statesman who yields to war fever...is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. Winston Churchill

There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right. Winston Churchill

A study of Disease-of Pestilences methodically prepared and deliberately launched upon man and beast-is certainly being pursue in the laboratories of more than one great country. Blight to destroy crops, Anthrax to slay horses and cattle, Plague to poison not armies but whole districts - such are the lines along which military science is remorselessly advancing. Winston Churchill

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Atlantic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind the line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe...All these famous cities...lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in many cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow. Winston Churchill

There but for the grace of God, goes God. Winston Churchill

We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We shall never surrender and even if, which I do not for the moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, will carry on the struggle until in God's good time the New World with all its power and might, sets forth to the liberation and rescue of the Old. Winston Churchill

In defeat, unbeatable; in victor, unbearable Winston Churchill

Keep calm and carry on. Winston Churchill

He who fails to plan is planning to fail. Winston Churchill

Everybody stumbles across a golden opportunity at least once in a lifetime. Unfortunately most people just pick themselves up, dust themselves down, and walk away from it. Winston Churchill

When they told me that by the year 2100 women would rule the world, my reply was 'Still?' Winston Churchill

Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl - no superior alternative has yet been found. Winston Churchill



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