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Winston Churchill
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I had a feeling once about Mathematics - that I saw it all. Depth beyond depth was revealed to me - the Byss and Abyss. I saw - as one might see the transit of Venus or even the Lord Mayor's Show - a quantity passing through infinity and changing its sign from plus to minus. I saw exactly why it happened and why the tergiversation was inevitable but it was after dinner and I let it go. Winston Churchill
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Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. Winston Churchill
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It is never possible to guarantee success, it is only possible to deserve it. Winston Churchill
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Strategy is all very well, but it pays to give thought from time to time to the results. Winston Churchill
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No sky is heavy if the heart be light Winston Churchill
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When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened Winston Churchill
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Don't give your sons money. Give them horses. Many a good son has been ruined through the acquisition of money but no good son has been ruined through the acquisition of horses. Unless they fell and broke their neck, which when taken at the gallop is a very good death to die. Winston Churchill
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Most of the significant contributions that have been made to society have been made by people who were tired. Winston Churchill
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Never abandon life. There is a way out of everything except death. Winston Churchill
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There is required for the composition of a great commander not only massive common sense and reasoning power, not only imagination, but also an element of legerdemain, an original and sinister touch, which leaves the enemy puzzled as well as beaten. Winston Churchill
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The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is. Winston Churchill
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There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away. The British people can face peril or misfortune with fortitude and buoyancy, but they bitterly resent being deceived or finding that those responsible for their affairs are themselves dwelling in a fool's paradise. Winston Churchill
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I love to learn but I do not want to be taught Winston Churchill
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One would have thought that if there was one cause in the world which the Conservative party would have hastened to defend, it would be the cause of the British Empire in India ... Our fight is hard. It will also be long ... But win or lose, we must do our duty. If the British people are to lose their Indian Empire, they shall do so with their eyes open. Winston Churchill
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Without courage all other virtues lose their meaning. Winston Churchill
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America, can always be counted upon to do the right thing in the end, having first exhausted the available alternatives. Winston Churchill
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Safety and certainty in oil lie in variety, and variety alone. Winston Churchill
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The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom, not trade; character, not technicalities. Winston Churchill
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Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow. Winston Churchill
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An optimist sees the oportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill
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Advertising nourishes the consuming power of men. Winston Churchill
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Thus, by every device from the stick to the carrot, the emaciated Austrian donkey is made to pull the Nazi barrow up an ever-steepening hill. Winston Churchill
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Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him to the public. Winston Churchill
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We should not abandon our special relationship with the United States and Canada about the atomic bomb. Winston Churchill
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Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. Winston Churchill
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However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. Winston Churchill
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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
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We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. Winston Churchill
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The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it. Winston Churchill
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Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. Winston Churchill
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Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill
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This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. Winston Churchill
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When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin. Winston Churchill
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If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future. Winston Churchill
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Great and good are seldom the same man. Winston Churchill
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He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. Winston Churchill
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Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement. Winston Churchill
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I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. Winston Churchill
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India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator. Winston Churchill
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Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have. Winston Churchill
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Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on. Winston Churchill
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Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. Winston Churchill
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Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times. Winston Churchill
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I like a man who grins when he fights. Winston Churchill
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Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all. Winston Churchill
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The maxim, "Nothing prevails but perfection," may be spelled PARALYSIS. Winston Churchill
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The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist. Winston Churchill
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The Government of India had imprisoned Mr. Gandhi and they had been sitting outside his cell door begging him to help them out of their difficulties. Winston Churchill
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It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required. Winston Churchill
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A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril. Winston Churchill
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My conclusion on Freewill and predestination- they are identical. Winston Churchill
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Writing a long and substantial book is like having a friend and companion at your side, to whom you can always turn for comfort and amusement, and whose society becomes more attractive as a new and widening field of interest is lighted in the mind. Winston Churchill
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One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'. Winston Churchill
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Don't interrupt me while I'm interrupting. Winston Churchill
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Some people did not like this ceremonious style. But after all when you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite. [Churchill ended his December 8, 1941 letter to the Japanese Ambassador, declaring that a state of war now existed between the United Kingdom and Japan, with the courtly flourish "I have the honour to be, with high consideration, Sir, Your obedient servant".] Winston Churchill
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In war, truth is often the first casualty. Winston Churchill
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No one can understand history without continually relating the long periods which are constantly mentioned to the experiences of our own short lives. Winston Churchill
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Armed with a paint-box, one cannot be bored, one cannot be left at a loose end, one cannot 'have several days on one's hands. Winston Churchill
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Men will forgive a man anything except bad prose. Winston Churchill
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Always remember, however sure you are that you could easily win, that there would not be a war if the other man did not think he also had a chance. Winston Churchill
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These cruel, wanton, indiscriminate bombings of London are, of course, a part of Hitler's invasion plans. He hopes, by killing large numbers of civilians, and women and children, that he will terrorise and cow the people of this mighty imperial city ... Little does he know the spirit of the British nation, or the tough fibre of the Londoners. Winston Churchill
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I think it is the most important subject facing this country, but I cannot get any of my ministers to take any notice. Winston Churchill
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These two great organisations of the English-speaking democracies, the British Empire and the United States, will have to be somewhat mixed up together in some affairs for mutual and general advantage. I do not view the process with any misgivings. I could not stop it if I wished. Let it roll on full flood, inexorable, irresistible, benignant, to broader lands, and better days. Winston Churchill
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The United Nations was set up not to get us to heaven, but only to save us from hell. Winston Churchill
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I am a child of the House of Commons. I was brought up in my fathers house to believe in democracy. Trust the peoplethat was his message. Winston Churchill
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I think a curse should rest on me - because I love this war. I know it's smashing and shattering the lives of thousands every moment - and yet - I can't help it - I enjoy every second of it. Winston Churchill
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Renown awaits the commander who first restores artillery to its prime importance on the battlefield. Winston Churchill
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The United States is like a gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lit under it, there's no limit to the power it can generate. Winston Churchill
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Nothing is more dangerous in wartime than to live in the temperamental atmosphere of a Gallup Poll, always feeling ones pulse and taking ones temperature. I see that a speaker at the week-end said that this was a time when leaders should keep their ears to the ground. All I can say is that the British nation will find it very hard to look up to leaders who are detected in that somewhat ungainly posture. Winston Churchill
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Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn. Winston Churchill
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