Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born on 30 November 1874. Churchill was a British politician, writer, and army officer. He server as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for 10 years. He led Britain to victory in Second World War. Following are top Winston Churchill quotes.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
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“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
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“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
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“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
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“My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.”
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“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
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“We are the masters of our fate.”
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“Churchill kept perspective on the crowds that gathered to hear him speak by conceding they would be twice as big if gathered to see him hanged.”
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“Perhaps we have been guilty of some terminological inexactitudes.”
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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.”
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“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
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“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.”
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“Never, never, never give in!”
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“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
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“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.”
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“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
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“Responsibility is the price of greatness.”
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“Now that we have run out of money we have to think.”
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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.”
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“I don’t like mixing up moralities with mathematics.”
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“What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?”
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“Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.”
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“A lady came up to me one day and said ‘Sir! You are drunk’, to which I replied ‘I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly.”
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“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”
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“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
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“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.”
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“Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”
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“It is always more easy to discover and proclaim general principles than to apply them.”
Winston S. Churchill, The Gathering Storm

“The War was decided in the first twenty days of fighting, and all that happened afterwards consisted in battles which, however formidable and devastating, were but desperate and vain appeals against the decision of Fate.”
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“There are men in the world who derive as stern an exaltation from the proximity of disaster and ruin, as others from success.”
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“When we look back on all the perils through which we have passed…why should we fear for our future?”
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“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
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“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”
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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
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“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
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“Don’t interrupt me while I’m interrupting.”
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“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
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“I always avoid prophesying beforehand because it is much better to prophesy after the event has already taken place.”
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“Of course I’m an egoist. Where do you get if you aren’t?”
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“A baboon in a forest is a matter of legitimate speculation; a baboon in a zoo is an object of public curiosity; but a baboon in your wife’s bed is a cause of the gravest concern.”
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“Not an hour is lost that is spent in the saddle.”
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“In the long years to come, not only will the people of this island but of the world, wherever the bird of freedom chirps in human hearts, look back to what we’ve done, and they will say ‘do not despair, do not yield…march straightforward.”
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“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
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“If you cannot read all your books…fondle them—peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances.”
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“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”
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“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
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“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”
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“We are all worms, But I do believe that I am a glow worm.”
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“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.”
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“Dinner would have been splendid…if the wine had been as cold as the soup, the beef as rare as the service, the brandy as old as the fish, and the maid as willing as the Duchess.”
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“There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.”
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“The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.”
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“The most frightful of all spectacles is the strength of the civilization without its mercy.”
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“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.”
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“Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.”
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“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”
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“A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.”
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“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”
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“I pass with relief from the tossing sea of Cause and Theory to the firm ground of Result and Fact.”
Winston S. Churchill, The Story of the Malakand Field Force

“Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.”
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“A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.”
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“No lover ever studied every whim of his mistress as I did those of President Roosevelt.”
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“There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them”
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“A change is as good as a rest.”
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“It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”
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“When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.”
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“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”
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“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”
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“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body; it calls attention to the development of an unhealthy state of things. If it is heeded in time, danger may be averted; if it is suppressed, a fatal distemper may develop.”
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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.”
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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.”
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“If you are going to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.”
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“I hate nobody except Hitler–and that is professional.”
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“A man must choose his own way of life, and…it is only by following out one’s own bent that there can be the really harmonious life.”
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“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”
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“Those whose work and pleasure are one… are… Fortune’s favoured children.”
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“Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities – but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”
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“When we face with a steady eye the difficulties which lie before us, we may derive new confidence from remembering those we have already overcome.”
Winston S. Churchill, The Grand Alliance: The Second World War, Volume 3

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“Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself, believe.”
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“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.”
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“A joke is a very serious thing.”
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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.”
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“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”
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“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end.
But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
Winston S. Churchill, Their Finest Hour

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.”
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“From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.”
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“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.”
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“I love to learn but I do not want to be taught.”
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“I decline utterly to be impartial between the fire brigade and the fire.”
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“He spoke with more eloquence than wisdom.”
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“I’ve gotten more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.”
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“We build dwellings and thereafter they build us.”
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“Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.”
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“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”
Winston S. Churchill, The Second World War: Alone

“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.”
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“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”
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“Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required.”
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“Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.”
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“Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.”
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“Of this I am certain, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.”
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“A preposition is a terrible thing to end a sentence with.”
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“Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.”
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“Churchill was in the lavatory in the House of Commons and his secretary knocked on the door and said: Excuse me Prime Minister, but the Lord Privy Seal wishes to speak to you. After a pause Churchill replied: Tell His Lordship: I’m sealed on The Privy and can only deal with one shit at a time.”
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“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”
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“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
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“When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.”
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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 glory of the climb.”
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“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
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“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”
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“If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.”
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“He’s a humble man with much to be humble about.”
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“During their lifetimes, every man and woman will stumble across a great opportunity. Sadly, most of them will simply pick themselves up, dust themselves down and carry on as if nothing ever happened.”
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“I am a man of simple tastes easily satisfied with the best.”
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“My education was interrupted only by my schooling.”
Winston S. Churchill, My Early Life, 1874-1904

“One clear-cut result is worth a dozen wise precautions.”
Winston S. Churchill, The Grand Alliance: The Second World War, Volume 3

“When you have got a thing where you want, it is a good thing to leave it where it is.”
Winston Churchill Quotes, Their Finest Hour

“I like to live in the past. I don’t think people are going to get much fun in the future.”
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“It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.”
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“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
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“A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.”
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“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
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“If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.”
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“A politician needs 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.”
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“The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.”
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“Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.”
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“Decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.”
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“It is all true, or it ought to be; and more and better besides.”
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“When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter.”
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“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”
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“One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.”
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“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.”
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“We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.”
Winston S. Churchill, The Crisis

“A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.”
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“A small lie needs a bodyguard of bigger lies to protect it.”
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“There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at with no result.”
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“We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.”
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“No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.”
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“This is just the sort of nonsense up with which I will not put.”
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“You’ll never find a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
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“Be a peg, hammered into the frozen ground, immovable.”
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“All I want is compliance with my wishes, after reasonable discussion.”
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“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”
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“As one’s fortunes are reduced, one spirit must expand to fill the void.”
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“There is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.”
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“You create your own universe as you go along.”
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“This paper, by its very length, defends itself from ever being read.”
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“The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.”
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“The most important thing about education is appetite.”
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“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.”
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“Good and great are seldom in the same man.”
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“The world today is ruled by harassed politicians absorbed in getting into office or turning out the other man so that not much room is left for debating the great issues on their merits.”
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“Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.”
Winston S. Churchill, Never Give In!: The Best of Winston Churchill’s Speeches

“War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can.”
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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.”
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“This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end, this is just perhaps the end of the beginning.”
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“Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.”
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“You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was meant to be wooed and won by youth.”
Winston S. Churchill, My Early Life, 1874-1904

“Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.”
Winston S. Churchill, Never Give In!: The Best of Winston Churchill’s Speeches

“Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.”
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“All of the great empires of the future will be empires of the mind.”
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“I never worry about action, but only about inaction.”
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“The British nation is unique in this respect: they are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.”
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“Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl – no superior alternative has yet been found.”
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“We are waiting for the long-promised invasion. So are the fishes.”
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“People stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.”
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“I was myself so smitten in public opinion that it was the almost universal view that my political life was at last ended.”
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“For get this quite clear, every time we have to decide between Europe and the open sea, it is always the open sea we shall choose. Every time I have to decide between you [Charles de Gaulle] and Roosevelt, I shall always choose Roosevelt.”
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“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”
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“If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.”
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“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”
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“Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.”
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“Life is fraught with opportunities to keep your mouth shut.”
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“Always remember, that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.”
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“Without courage all other virtues lose their meaning.”
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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.”
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“I am easily satisfied with the very best.”
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“Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.”
Winston S. Churchill, Painting as a Pastime

“By swallowing evil word unsaid noone has ever yet harmed his stomach.”
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“The wars of people will be more terrible than those of kings.”
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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.”
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“Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.”
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“Danger: if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!”
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“If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.”
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“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
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“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”
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“Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an ever smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.”
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“The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative.”
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“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
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“If we don’t end war, war will end us.”
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“So long as I am acting from duty and conviction, I am indifferent to taunts and jeers. I think they will probably do me more good than harm.”
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“Continuous effort–not strength or intelligence–is the key to unlocking our potential.”
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“My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.”
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“When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.”
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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’.”
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“The malice of the wicked was reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.”
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“We have not journeyed all this way because we are made of sugar candy.”
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“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.”
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“The game of life does not proceed like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four. Sometimes they make five, or minus four, and sometimes the blackboard topples over in the middle of the sum and the pedagogue is left with a black eye.”
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“A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.”
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“In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.”
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“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”
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“Doubts [can] be swept away only by deeds.”
Winston S. Churchill, Their Finest Hour

“I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.”
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“Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is–the strong horse that pulls the whole cart.”
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“When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.”
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“I only believe in statistics that I doctored myself.”
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“There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.”
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“My conclusion on Freewill and predestination- they are identical.”
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“You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.”
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“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
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“It’s no use saying, “We are doing our best.” You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”
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“You make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.”
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“It is the people who control the Government, not the Government the people.”
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“The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.”
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“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.”
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“I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial… I thought I knew a good deal about it all, I was sure I should not fail.”
Winston S. Churchill, The Second World War

“The maxim, “Nothing prevails but perfection,” may be spelled PARALYSIS.”
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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.”
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“Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.”
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“A kite flies against the wind, not with it.”
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“Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind.”
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“Eating words has never given me indigestion.”
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“Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.”
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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.”
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“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong – these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.”
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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.”
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“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”
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“The way to achieve happiness is to try for perfection that is impossible to achieve, and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it.”
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“There comes a precious moment in all of our lives when we are tapped on the shoulder and offered the opportunity to do something very special that is unique to us and our abilities, what a tragedy it would be if we are not ready or willing.”
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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 S. Churchill

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“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.”
Winston S. Churchill

“Although prepared for martyrdom, I prefer that it be postponed.”
Winston S. Churchill

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”
Winston S. Churchill

“Do you know why the nose of the bull dog is sloped backwards? So it can keep on breathing without ever letting go.”
Winston S. Churchill

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.”
Winston S. Churchill

“Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.”
Winston S. Churchill

“There is no such thing as a good tax.”
Winston S. Churchill

“Success always demands a greater effort.”
Winston S. Churchill, Their Finest Hour

“This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.”
Winston Churchill Quotes

“A modest little person, with much to be modest about.”
Winston S. Churchill

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