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Winston Churchill
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The English never draw a line without blurring it. Winston Churchill
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Science should be on tap, not on top. Winston Churchill
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If you wanted nothing done at all, Balfour was the man for the job. Winston Churchill
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Headmasters have powers at their disposal with which Prime ministers have never yet been invested. Winston Churchill
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One time he was asked if he believed in an afterlife. After a moment's hesitation he said no, that he thought there was only "some kind of velvety cool blackness," adding then: "Of course, I admit I may be wrong. It is conceivable that I might well be reborn as a Chinese coolie. In such case I should lodge a protest." Winston Churchill
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All this contains much that is obviously true, and much that is relevant; unfortunately, what is obviously true is not relevant, and what is relevant is not obviously true. Winston Churchill
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A good party man puts his party above himself and his country above his party. Winston Churchill
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Mr. Gladstone read Homer for fun, which I thought served him right. Winston Churchill
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Do not let us speak of darker days, let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days-the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race. Winston Churchill
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History unfolds itself by strange and unpredictable paths. We have little control over the future; and none at all over the past. Winston Churchill
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Young people at universities study to achieve knowledge and not to learn a trade. We must all learn how to support ourselves, but we must also learn how to live. We need a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we do not want a world of modern engineers. Winston Churchill
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Things do not get better by being left alone. Winston Churchill
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The test of real character is what a man does when he is tired. Winston Churchill
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We shape our homes and then our homes shape us. 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
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I like things to happen, and if they don't happen I like to make them happen. Winston Churchill
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You have to run risks. There are no certainties in war. There is a precipice on either side of you - a precipice of caution and a precipice of over-daring. Winston Churchill
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I feel like an aeroplane at the end of its flight, in the dusk, with the petrol running out, in search of a safe landing. Winston Churchill
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This fulfils my ambition. I still have my father's robe as Chancellor. I shall be proud to serve you in this splendid office. Winston Churchill
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I expect you will find that change is the best kind of rest. Winston Churchill
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Victory is the beautiful, bright-colored flower. Transport is the stem without which it could never have blossomed. Winston Churchill
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Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end of the day. Winston Churchill
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It is impossible to obtain a conviction for sodomy from an English jury. Half of them don't believe that it can physically be done, and the other half are doing it. Winston Churchill
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Out of the depths of sorrow and sacrifice will be born again the glory of mankind. Winston Churchill
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I wonder whether any other generation has seen such astounding revolutions of data and values as those through which we have lived. Scarcely anything material or established which I was brought up to believe was permanent and vital, has lasted. Everything I was sure or taught to be sure was impossible, has happened. Winston Churchill
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Nothing is perfect on the human stage... Winston Churchill
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No one should waste a day. Winston Churchill
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Be a peg, hammered into the frozen ground, immovable. Winston Churchill
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Still, it is the primary right of men to die and kill for the land they live in, and to punish with exceptional severity all members of their own race who have warmed their hands at the invaders' hearth. Winston Churchill
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The very first thing the President [Truman] did was to show me the new Presidential Seal, which he had just redesigned. He explained, 'The seal has to go everywhere the President goes. It must be displayed upon the lectern when he speaks. The eagle used to face the arrows but I have re-designed it so that it now faces the olive branches ... what do you think?' I said, 'Mr. President, with the greatest respect, I would prefer the American eagle's neck to be on a swivel so that it could face the olive branches or the arrows, as the occasion might demand.' Winston Churchill
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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 same evening. Winston Churchill
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When you're 20 you care what everyone thinks, when you're 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks, when you're 60 you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place. You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill
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No socialist government conducting the entire life and industry of the country could afford to allow free, sharp or violently worded expressions of public discontent. They would have to fall back on some form of Gestapo, no doubt very humanly directed in the first instance. Winston Churchill
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Personal initiative, competitive selection, the profit motive, corrected by failure and the infinite process of good housekeeping and the personal ingenuity-here constitute the life of a free society. Winston Churchill
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This truth may be unfashionable, unpalatable, no doubt unpopular, but, if it is the truth, the story of mankind shows that war was universal and unceasing for millions of years before armaments were invented or armies organized. Indeed, the lucid intervals of peace and order only occurred in human history after armaments in the hands of strong governments have come into being, and civilization in every age has been nursed only in cradles guarded by superior weapons and superior discipline. Winston Churchill
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If you recognize anyone it does not mean you like them. Winston Churchill
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Put together a seaman, soldier and airman and what do you get? The sum of all fears. Winston Churchill
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This is a war of the unknown warriors; but let all strive without failing in faith or in duty, and the dark curse of Hitler will be lifted from our age. Winston Churchill
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We would rather see London laid in ruins and ashes than that it should be tamely and abjectly enslaved. Winston Churchill
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Preparation is - if not the key to genius - then at least the key to sounding like a genius. Winston Churchill
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With integrity, nothing else counts. Without integrity, nothing else counts. Winston Churchill
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Unless some effective supranational government can be set up and brought quickly into action, the prospects of peace and human progress are dark and doubtful. Winston Churchill
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The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go. Winston Churchill
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You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, 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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As far as I can see you have used every cliche except 'God is Love' and 'Please adjust your dress before leaving. Winston Churchill
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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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Everything tends towards catastrophe and collapse. I am interested, geared up and happy. Is it not horrible to be made like this? Winston Churchill
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[Golf] is like chasing a quinine pill around a cow pasture. Winston Churchill
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Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and the glory of the climb. Winston Churchill
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We know that he [Ramsay MacDonald] has, more than any other man, the gift of compressing the largest number of words into the into the smallest amount of thought. 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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I have nothing to add to the reply which has already been sent. Winston Churchill
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Meeting Roosevelt was like uncorking your first bottle of champagne. 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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This Treasury paper, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. Winston Churchill
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A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal. Winston Churchill
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It is a gaping wound, whenever one touches it and removes the bandages and plasters of daily life. Winston Churchill
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Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves. Winston Churchill
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One voyage to India is enough; the others are merely repletion. Winston Churchill
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It may be that we shall by a process of sublime irony have reached a stage in this story where safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation. Winston Churchill
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If it is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised. Winston Churchill
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I have waited fifty years to see the Boneless Wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench. Winston Churchill
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Bossom? What an extraordinary name. Neither one thing nor the other! Winston Churchill
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...the high roads of the future will be clear, not only for us but for all, not only for our time but for a century to come. Winston Churchill
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This war proceeds along its terrible path by the slaughter of infantry...I say to myself every day. What is going on while we sit here, while we go away to dinner or home to bed? Nearly, 1000 - Englishmen, Britishers, and the other is America...Everything else is swept away. Winston Churchill
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We sit in calm, airy, silent rooms opening upon sunlit and embowered lawns, not a sound except of summer and of husbandry disturbs the peace; but seven million men, any ten thousand of whom could have annihilated the ancient armies, are in ceaseless battle from the Alps to the Ocean. Winston Churchill
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I let the argument rip healthily between the departments. This is a very good way to finding out the truth. Winston Churchill
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Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry. Winston Churchill
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Never does a man portray his character more vividly than when proclaiming the character of another. Winston Churchill
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Schools have not necessarily much to do with education...they are mainly institutions of control where certain basic habits must be inculcated in the young. Education is quite different and has little place in school. Winston Churchill
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