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Winston Churchill
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Rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen. Winston Churchill
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I am all for your using machines, but do not let them use you. Winston Churchill
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And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time. 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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Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it all others depend. Winston Churchill
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It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear; about two of them nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying; and two perhaps can be settled. Winston Churchill
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If you want a good argument against democracy, spend five minutes with a voter. Winston Churchill
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Here is a law which is above the King and which even he must not break. This reaffirmation of a supreme law and its expression in a general charter is the great work of Magna Carta; and this alone justifies the respect in which men have held it Winston Churchill
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I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes. Winston Churchill
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[My ideal of a good dinner] is to discuss good food, and, after this good food has been discussed, to discuss a good topic - with myself the chief conversationalist. Winston Churchill
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When I warned them [the French] that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken. Some chicken! Some neck! Winston Churchill
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The poodle [Rufus] ate in the dining room with the rest of the [Churchill] family. A cloth was laid for him on the Persian carpet beside the head of the household, and no one else ate until the butler had served Rufus's meal. Winston Churchill
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We shall not flag nor fail. We shall go on to the end. Winston Churchill
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Here Churchill repeats with approval a statement he had first made in January, 1930 "at a meeting at the Cannon Street Hotel." "Sooner or later you will have to crush Gandhi and the Indian Congress and all they stand for." Winston Churchill
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This wicked man Hitler, the repository and embodiment of many forms of soul-destroying hatred. this monstrous product of former wrongs and shame. Winston Churchill
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It is no use dealing with illusions and make-believes. We must look at the facts. The world ... is too dangerous for anyone to be able to afford to nurse illusions. We must look at realities. Winston Churchill
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Neville Chamberlain looked at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe. Winston Churchill
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. . . when I look round to see how we can win the war I see that there is only one sure path . . . and that is absolutely devastating, exterminating attack by very heavy bombers from this country upon the Nazi homeland. We must be able to overwhelm them by this means, without which I do not see a way through. Winston Churchill
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These are great days. Winston Churchill
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... I think it would be so much better for me to learn something which would be useful to me in the army, as well as affording me exercise and amusement. Winston Churchill
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Two nations divided by a common language. Winston Churchill
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Oh, what is the matter with poor Puggy-Wug? Pet him and kiss him and give him a hug. Run and fetch him a suitable drug. Wrap him up tenderly all in a rug. That is the way to cure Puggy-Wug. Winston Churchill
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If we could get out of this jam by giving up Malta and Gibraltar and some African colonies I would jump at it. But the only safe way is to convince Hitler that he cannot beat us. Winston Churchill
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Far be it from me to paint a rosy picture of the future...But I should be failing in my duty if, on the other side, I were not to convey the true impression, that this great nation is getting into its war stride. Winston Churchill
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My hope is that the generous instincts of unity will not depart from us...[so that we] become the prey of the little folk who exist in every country and who frolic alongside the Juggernaut car of war to see what fun or notoriety they can extract from the proceedings. Winston Churchill
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The only guide to man is his conscience. Winston Churchill
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The most formidable people in the world, and now the most dangerous, people who... lay down the doctrine that every frontier must be the starting out point for invasion. Winston Churchill
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From the days of Spartacus, Weishophf, Karl Marx, Trotski, Belacoon, Rosa Luxenburg, and Ema Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th Century. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire. Winston Churchill
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It is better to be making the news than taking it, to be an actor rather than a critic. Winston Churchill
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All dogs look up to you. All cats look down on you. Only the pig looks at you as an equal Winston Churchill
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How I hated schools, and what a life of anxiety I lived there. I counted the hours to the end of every term, when I should return home. Winston Churchill
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Good night, then - sleep to gather strength for the morning. For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly on all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn. Winston Churchill
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The whole of northern Norway was covered with snow to depths which none of our soldiers had ever seen, felt, or imagined. There were neither snow-shoes nor skis - still less skiers. We must do our best. Thus began this ramshackle campaign. Winston Churchill
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The maxim of the British people is; Business as Usual! 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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I began my education at a very early age; in fact, right after I left college. Winston Churchill
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We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often. Winston Churchill
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I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar. Winston Churchill
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I am sure that the mistakes of that time will not be repeated; we should probably make another set of mistakes. Winston Churchill
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The only thing wrong with Christianity is the lack of suffering. Winston Churchill
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If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you! Winston Churchill
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Never run away from anything. Never! Winston Churchill
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We are with Europe but not of it. We are linked, not combined. We are interested and associated, not absorbed. And should European statesmen address us in the words that were used of old - Shall I speak for thee to the King or the Captain of the Host? - we should reply with the Shunamite woman: "Nay sir, for we dwell among our own people". Winston Churchill
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It is not open to the cool bystander . . . to set himself up as an impartial judge of events which would never have occurred had he outstretched a helping hand in time. Winston Churchill
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There is nothing government can give you that it hasn't taken from you in the first place. Winston Churchill
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Delight in smooth sounding platitudes, refusal to face unpleasant facts ... genuine love of peace and pathetic belief that love can be its sole foundation ... the utter devotion of the Liberals to sentiment apart from reality ...though free from wickedness or evil design, played a definite part in the unleashing upon the world of horrors and miseries [WWII] Winston Churchill
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The one who cannot see that on Earth a big endeavor is taking place, an important plan, on which realization we are allowed to collaborate as faithful servants, certainly has to be blind. Winston Churchill
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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill
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Never, never, never give up. Winston Churchill
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The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill
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I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. Winston Churchill
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For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself. Winston Churchill
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I have never developed indigestion from eating my words. Winston Churchill
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To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day. Winston Churchill
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'No comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. Winston Churchill
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Woe betide the leaders now perched on their dizzy pinnacles of triumph if they cast away at the conference table what the soldiers had won on a hundred bloodsoaked battlefields. Winston Churchill
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If I had been an Italian I am sure that I should have been whole-heartedly with you from the start to finish in your triumphant struggle against the bestial appetites and passions of Leninism." (Speech in Rome on 20 January, 1927, praising Mussolini) Winston Churchill
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How fortunate it was for the world that when these great trials came upon it there was a generation that terror could not conquer and brutal violence could not enslave. Winston Churchill
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Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains. Winston Churchill
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Nature will not be admired by proxy. Winston Churchill
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There is a place for everyone, man and woman, old and young, hale and halt; service in a thousand forms is open. There is no room now for the dilettante, the weakling, for the shirker, or the sluggard. From the highest to the humblest tasks, all are of equal honor; all have their part to play. Winston Churchill
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Land monopoly is not only monopoly, but it is by far the greatest of monopolies; it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all other forms of monopoly. Winston Churchill
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Is the only lesson of history to be that mankind is unteachable? Winston Churchill
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Lenin was sent into Russia by the Germans in the same way that you might send a phial containing a culture of typhoid or cholera to be poured into the water supply of a great city, and it worked with amazing accuracy. Winston Churchill
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I accumulated in those years so fine a surplus in the Book of Observance that I have been drawing confidently upon it ever since. Winston Churchill
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I want no criticism of America at my table. The Americans criticize themselves more than enough. Winston Churchill
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Thus I got into my bones the essential structure of the ordinary British sentence, which is a noble thing. Winston Churchill
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I do think unpunctuality is a vile habit, and all my life I have tried to break myself of it. Winston Churchill
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