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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

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

If you are going through hell, keep going.

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My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.

Never, never, never give in!

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

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.

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.
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For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

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

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

Don't interrupt me while I'm interrupting.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

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.

We are all worms, But I do believe that I am a glow worm.

We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.

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.

We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.

A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

I pass with relief from the tossing sea of Cause and Theory to the firm ground of Result and Fact.

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.

Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope

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.

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, belief.

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.

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.

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.

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.

A joke is a very serious thing.

Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.

Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required.

Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.

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.

When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.
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There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the

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the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

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 afterward to explain why it didn't happen.

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

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.

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.

An old battleax of a woman said to Winston Churchill, "If you were my husband I would put poison in your tea." Churchill's response, "Ma'am if you were my wife I would drink it.

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.

There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at with no result.

There is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.

You create your own universe as you go along.

This paper, by its very length, defends itself from ever being read.

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.

The most important thing about education is appetite.

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

Good and great are seldom in the same man.

This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end, this is just perhaps the end of the beginning.

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right than to be responsible and wrong.

All of the great empires of the future will be empires of the mind.

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.

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.

Always remember, that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.

Life is fraught with opportunities to keep your mouth shut.

Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Danger: if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

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

My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.
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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'.

The malice of the wicked was reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me

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

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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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.

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.

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

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.

I only believe in statistics that I doctored myself.

It's no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.

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.

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.

it is the people who control the Government, not the Government the people.

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
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Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.

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

The maxim, "Nothing prevails but perfection," may be spelled PARALYSIS.

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.

Eating words have never given me indigestion.

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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.

Although prepared for martyrdom, I prefer that it be postponed.

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 judgment of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.

You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.' - To Neville Chamberlain

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.

Do you know why the nose of the bulldog is sloped backward? So it can keep on breathing without ever letting go.

It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

Success always demands a greater effort.
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Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

there is no such thing as a good tax

A modest little person, with much to be modest about.

This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose

Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.

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My conclusion on Freewill and predestination- they are identical.

If you're going through hell, keep going.

A kite flies against the wind, not with it.
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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.

In wartime, the truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative.

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning.

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.

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.

I am easily satisfied with the very best.

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.

We are waiting for the long-promised invasion. So are the fishes.

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

You'll never find a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.

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.

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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I thought of a remark . . . that the United States is like a 'gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it there is no limit to the power it can generate.' Being saturated and satiated with emotion and sensation, I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful.

No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.

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We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.

This is just the sort of nonsense up with which I will not put.

Be a peg, hammered into the frozen ground, immovable.

The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees the danger in every opportunity.

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.

It is all true, or it ought to be; and more and better besides.

When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter.

Decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.

If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.

He's a humble man with much to be humble about.

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.

I am a man of simple tastes easily satisfied with the best

My education was interrupted only by my schooling.

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

I decline utterly to be impartial between the fire brigade and the fire.

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Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.

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.

I should have liked to be asked to say what I knew. They always tried to ask what I did not know. When I would have willingly displayed my knowledge, they sought to expose my ignorance. This sort of treatment had only one result: I did not do well in examinations

Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.

I love to learn but I do not want to be taught

A man is about as big as the things that make him angry

He spoke with more eloquence than wisdom.

I've gotten more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.

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

We build dwellings and thereafter they build us.

It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

If you are going to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.

I hate nobody except Hitler--and that is professional.

Those whose work and pleasure are one... are... Fortune's favored children.

There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them

Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile than vengeance.

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

No lover ever studied every whim of his mistress as I did those of President Roosevelt.

I always avoid prophesying beforehand because it is much better to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
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A change is as good as a rest.

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.

There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.

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It is my purpose, as one who lived and acted in these days, first to show how easily the tragedy of the Second World War could have been prevented; how the malice of the wicked was reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous...

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.

It is always more easy to discover and proclaim general principles than to apply them.

The War was decided in the first twenty days of fighting, and all that happened afterward consisted in battles which, however formidable and devastating, were but desperate and vain appeals against the decision of Fate.

Perhaps we have been guilty of some terminological inexactitudes.

Never, give in! Never give in! Never, never, never... In nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense!

Of course, I'm an egoist. Where do you get if you aren't?

Now that we have run out of money we have to think.

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.

Not an hour is lost that is spent in the saddle.

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.

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.

There are men in the world who derive as stern an exaltation from the proximity of disaster and ruin, as others from success.

Responsibility is the price of greatness.

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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When I hear a man say that his childhood was the happiest time of his life, I think (puff) my friend, you have had a pretty poor life.

I don't like mixing up moralities with mathematics.

We are the masters of our fate.

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.

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.

When you have got a thing where you want, it is a good thing to leave it where it is.

All I want is compliance with my wishes, after reasonable discussion.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities – but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.
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As one's fortunes are reduced, one spirit must expand to fill the void.

Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.

People stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

I like to live in the past. I don't think people are going to get much fun in the future.

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others that have been tried.

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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Forget 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.

To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war

By swallowing evil word unsaid noone has ever yet harmed his stomach.

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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, and then it becomes a master, and then 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 out to the public.

The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.

The wars of people will be more terrible than those of kings.

If we don't end the war, war will end us.

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.

The continuous effort--not strength or intelligence--is the key to unlocking our potential.

We shall go on to the end. We shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

and being as wicked as any man who ever lived, he exploited his advantage to the full.

The love of a foster mother for her charge appears absolutely irrational.

If he trips he must be sustained. If he makes mistakes they must be covered. If he sleeps he must not be wantonly disturbed. If he is no good he must be pole-axed

Nations that went down fighting rose again, but those who surrendered tamely were finished.

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me".
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The longer you look back, the farther you can look forward.

This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put!

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On an opponent: "He loves the working man. He loves to see him work.

But after all when you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.

No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

To all of us comes that moment in life when we are literally tapped on the shoulder to do a very special thing unique to ourselves and our talents. What a pity if that moment finds us unprepared.

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.

I know why logs spit. I know what it is to be consumed

Occasionally a man stumbles over the truth. Most dust themselves off and continue walking as though nothing had happened.

nothing would be more fatal than for the Government of States to get in the hands of experts. Expert knowledge is limited knowledge, and the unlimited ignorance of the plain man who knows where it hurts is a safer guide than any rigorous direction of a specialized character.

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

Any man under 30 who is not a liberal has no heart, and any man over thirty who is not a conservative has no brains.

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.

A stubborn man can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

Short words are best, and old words when short are best of all.

Democracy is more vindictive than cabinets, the wars of peoples will be more terrible than those of kings.

Love to learn—hate to be taught.

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.

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The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward.

MacDonald has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thought.

Bolsheviks create their own difficulties which they successfully overcame later.

Projects undreamed of by past generations will absorb our immediate descendants, comforts, activities, amenities, pleasures will crowd upon them, but their hearts will ache and their lives will be barren if they have not a vision above material things.

Man will occasionally stumble upon the truth but most times he will pick himself up and continue on.

Everything tends towards catastrophe and collapse. I am interested, geared up and happy. Is it not horrible to be built like that?

In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.

Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.

Not to have an adequate air force in the present state of the world is to compromise the foundations of national freedom and independence.

After all, a man’s Life must be nailed to a cross either of Thought or Action. Without work, there is no play. When I am in the Socratic

War will find us whether we are ready or not.

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.

I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.

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Fascism was the shadow or ugly child of Communism.

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

If this long island story of ours is to end, at last, let it end only when each one of us lies choking in his own blood upon the ground.


Well, in war, you can only be killed once. But in politics, many times.

To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

If the present tries to sit in judgment on the past, it will lose the future.

Men sometimes stumble over the truth, but often pick themselves up and hurry off as though nothing had happened

If you are going through hell, keep going.

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What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?

The foundation of the Germanic system was blood and kin.
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Writing a book is an adventure: it begins as an amusement, then it becomes a mistress, then a master, and finally a tyrant.

There is a good saying to the effect that when a new book appears one should read an old one.

A society is measured by the treatment of its prisoners

we must not let our standards be determined by the gentlemen of the opposition

In total war, it is quite impossible to draw any precise line between military and non-military problems.

Later these tales would be retold and embellished by the genius of Mallory, Spenser, and Tennyson.

Never ever give up

The worst quarrels only arise when both sides are equally in the right and in the wrong.

Around Whitehall, a sacking from Churchill was known as the 'awarding of the Order of the Boot.

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When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.

We have nothing to fear but fear itself.

Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required.

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me

No one can tell that he may not someday set a stone rolling or take or neglect some ordinary step which in its consequences will alter the history of the world.

Let it never be said that you crept into the crypt, crapped, and crept out again.

One must never forget when misfortunes come that it is quite possible they are saving one from something much worse; or that when you make some great mistake, it may very easily serve you better than the best-advised decision.

Non complicate le cose, ci saranno già le cose a complicarsi da sole.

Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.

The uncertainty and importance of the present reduce the past and future to comparative insignificance and clear the mind of minor worries. And when all is over, memories remain which few men do not hold precious.

Anyone who was not a liberal at 20 years of age had no heart, while anyone who was still a liberal at 40 had no head.

They said it was only a ground shark, but I was not wholly reassured. It is as bad to be eaten by a ground shark as by any other.

When men are fighting for their lives they are not often disposed to be complementary to those who are trying to kill them.

If you are going through hell, keep going.

It is where the balance quivers and the proportions are veiled in mist, that the opportunity for world-saving decisions presents itself.

We, in short, propose to tax luxuries, monopolies, and superfluities, but we scrupulously avoid taxing the necessaries of life.

In every age there comes a time when a leader must come forward to meet the needs of the hour. Therefore, there is no potential leader who does not have the opportunity to make a positive difference in society.

when you're going through hell, keep going.

I am certainly not one of those who needs to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

All great movements, every vigorous impulse that a community may feel, become perverted and distorted as time passes,

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.

Winston Churchill Motivational Quotes

Logic, like science, must be the servant and not the master of man.

Of this, I am quite sure. If we open up a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

It is one thing to see the forward path and another to be able to take it. But it is better to have an ambitious plan than none at all.

Keep calm and carry on.

Success is going from one failure to the next without losing enthusiasm

Cold steel and discipline and the slight capital surplus are necessary to move and organize armies constituted the sole defenses.

I do not suppose that at any moment of history has the agony of the world been so great or widespread. Tonight the sun goes down on more suffering than ever before in the world.

I have adhered to my rule of never criticizing any measure of war or policy after the event unless I had before expressed publicly or formally my opinion or warning about it.

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result

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.

Never flinch, never weary, never despair.

In war-time,” I said, “truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

The truth deserves a bodyguard of lies.

All comes out even at the end of the day, and all will come out yet more even when all the days are ended.

He looks like a female llama who has just been surprised in her bath.

The grass soon grows over a battlefield but never over a scaffold.

for ambition stirs imagination nearly as much as imagination excites ambition.

Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

But now there was a classic example of “Order, counter-order, disorder”.

The successful British air attack on the Italian Fleet at Taranto, throwing modern first-class battleships out of action for many months, profoundly impressed the Japanese Navy with the power and possibilities of the new air arm, especially when combined with surprise.

The drastic application of economic sanctions in July 1941 brought to a head the internal crisis in Japanese politics.

I want no criticism of America at my table. The Americans criticize themselves more than enough.

Democracy does not favor continuity. The Englishman will not, except on great occasions, be denied the indulgence of kicking out the Ministers of the Crown whoever they are and of reversing their policy whatever it is.

I could never run for President of the United States. All that handshaking of people I didn’t give a damn about would kill me. Ten minutes here. Ten minutes there…Not for me.

The ugly truth is revealed that fear is the foundation of obedience.

As Lord Kitchener observed after one heart-shaking discussion: ‘We cannot make war as we ought; we can only make it as we can.

To fight in defense of his native land is the first duty of the citizen. But to fight in defense of someone else’s native land is a different proposition. It may also be a sacred obligation, but it involves a higher conception.

No operation of war is more critical than a night-march.

Power, for the sake of lording it over fellow-creatures or adding to personal pomp, is rightly judged base. But power in a national crisis, when a man believes he knows what orders should be given, is a blessing.

The determination of the greatest military Power on the Continent to become at the same time at least the second naval Power was an event of the first magnitude in world affairs.

the Bermuda Assembly, which is the oldest Parliamentary institution in the Western Hemisphere.

To try to be safe everywhere is to be strong nowhere.

It was one of those moments when the prizes and penalties of life seem equally stale and futile.

He came early, unwisely as, had he come later, there would have been a better audience to watch his arrival; however, to his untutored mind perhaps this was a matter of little importance.

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