Authors - Winston Churchill

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Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 - 24 January 1965) was a British Conservative politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the century, he served as Prime Minister twice (1940-45 and 1951-55). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an Honorary Citizen of the United States. - Wikipedia

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Quote 477by Anonymous on 04/01/2011

If you are going through hell, keep going.
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    Quote 500by Anonymous on 05/01/2011

    I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
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      Quote 577by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

      A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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        Quote 583by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

        Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.
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          Quote 606by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

          We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
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            Quote 704by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

            He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
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              Quote 720by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

              This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
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                Quote 727by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

                I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
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                  Quote 816by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

                  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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                    Quote 854by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

                    It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
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                      Quote 874by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

                      There are a lot of lies going around...and half of them are true.
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                        Quote 882by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

                        My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
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                          Quote 884by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

                          The price of greatness is responsibility.
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                            Quote 925by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

                            There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
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                              Quote 1086by Anonymous on 09/01/2011

                              Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
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                                Quote 1110by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

                                Saving is a fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you.
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                                  Quote 1210by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

                                  A joke is a very serious thing.
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                                    Quote 1554by Anonymous on 14/01/2011

                                    The United States stands at the pinnacle of world power. This is a solemn moment for the American democracy. For with primacy in power is joined an awe-inspiring accountability for the future.
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                                      Quote 1654by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

                                      I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
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                                        Quote 1657by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

                                        Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
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                                          Quote 1852by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

                                          Never interrupt me when I'm trying to interrupt you.
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                                            Quote 1858by Anonymous on 17/01/2011

                                            Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
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                                              Quote 2014by Anonymous on 20/01/2011

                                              Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing...after they have exhausted all other possibilities.
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                                                Quote 2134by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

                                                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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                                                  Quote 2179by Anonymous on 24/01/2011

                                                  A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
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                                                    Quote 2243by Anonymous on 25/01/2011

                                                    It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
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                                                      Quote 2292by Anonymous on 27/01/2011

                                                      Arise and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.
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                                                        Quote 2388by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

                                                        However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
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                                                          Quote 2628by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                          When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
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                                                            Quote 2681by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                            Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.
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                                                              Quote 2721by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                              The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
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                                                                Quote 2723by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                                In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
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                                                                  Quote 2744by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                                  We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
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                                                                    Quote 2770by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                                    Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
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                                                                      Quote 2774by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                                      Dogs look up to you. Cats look down on you. Pigs treat you like equals.
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                                                                        Quote 2867by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                                        We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glow-worm.
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                                                                          Quote 3020by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                                          Why, you can take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together - what do you get? The sum of their fears.
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                                                                            Quote 3127by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                                                                            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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                                                                              Quote 3349by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                                                              The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
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                                                                                Quote 3410by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                                                                He is a very modest man with a great deal to be modest about.
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                                                                                  Quote 3412by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                                                                  The destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits--not animals.
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                                                                                    Quote 3491by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                                                                    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 'til you can.
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                                                                                      Quote 3517by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                                                                      Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into a even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.
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                                                                                        Quote 3623by Anonymous on 08/02/2011

                                                                                        I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
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                                                                                          Quote 3705by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                                                                          I think 'no comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.
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                                                                                            Quote 3745by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                                                                            It is hard, if not impossible, to snub a beautiful woman - they remain beautiful and the rebuke recoils.
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                                                                                              Quote 3749by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                                                                              History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
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                                                                                                Quote 3936by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                                                                                There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.
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                                                                                                  Quote 3985by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                                                                                                  There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.
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                                                                                                    Quote 4043by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                                                                                                    Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
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                                                                                                      Quote 4055by Anonymous on 13/02/2011

                                                                                                      Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel or envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
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                                                                                                        Quote 4120by Anonymous on 15/02/2011

                                                                                                        If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.
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                                                                                                          Quote 4126by Anonymous on 15/02/2011

                                                                                                          I am easily satisfied with the very best.
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                                                                                                            Quote 4223by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                                                                                                            Truth is incontrovertible, ignorance can deride it, panic may resent it, malice may destroy it, but there it is.
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                                                                                                              Quote 4232by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                                                                                                              If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
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                                                                                                                Quote 4427by Anonymous on 21/02/2011

                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                  Quote 4549by Anonymous on 23/02/2011

                                                                                                                  Politics are almost as exciting as war and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
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                                                                                                                    Quote 4715by Anonymous on 26/02/2011

                                                                                                                    The great principle which this house ought to guard and cherish is that, when the tax collector comes to the private citizen and takes from him of his wealth for the services of the public, the whole of that money taken shall go for the purposes for which it is intended, and that no private interests, however powerfully they may be organized and however eloquently advocated, shall thrust their dirty fingers into the pie and take the profits for themselves.
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                                                                                                                      Quote 5278by Anonymous on 10/06/2011

                                                                                                                      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.
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                                                                                                                        Quote 5965by Anonymous on 09/09/2011

                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                          Quote 5974by Anonymous on 11/09/2011

                                                                                                                          So they [the Government] go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
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                                                                                                                            Quote 6165by Anonymous on 14/09/2011

                                                                                                                            Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
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                                                                                                                              Quote 6285by Anonymous on 17/09/2011

                                                                                                                              I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
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                                                                                                                                Quote 6444by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

                                                                                                                                I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.'
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                                                                                                                                  Quote 6509by Anonymous on 22/09/2011

                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                    Quote 7357by Anonymous on 04/11/2011

                                                                                                                                    The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
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                                                                                                                                      Quote 7380by Anonymous on 08/11/2011

                                                                                                                                      Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
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                                                                                                                                        Quote 7954by Anonymous on 08/03/2012

                                                                                                                                        Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
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                                                                                                                                          Quote 8077by Anonymous on 19/04/2012

                                                                                                                                          If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
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                                                                                                                                            Quote 8102by Anonymous on 22/04/2012

                                                                                                                                            A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.
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                                                                                                                                              Quote 8231by Anonymous on 30/04/2012

                                                                                                                                              Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
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                                                                                                                                                Quote 8564by Anonymous on 18/05/2012

                                                                                                                                                All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
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                                                                                                                                                  Quote 9467by Anonymous on 01/08/2012

                                                                                                                                                  Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
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                                                                                                                                                    Quote 9965by Anonymous on 06/09/2012

                                                                                                                                                    Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
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                                                                                                                                                      Quote 10654by Anonymous on 18/10/2012

                                                                                                                                                      A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.
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                                                                                                                                                        Quote 11380by Anonymous on 25/12/2012

                                                                                                                                                        Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
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                                                                                                                                                          Quote 11487by Anonymous on 05/01/2013

                                                                                                                                                          When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.
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                                                                                                                                                            Quote 12132by Anonymous on 08/03/2013

                                                                                                                                                            I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
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                                                                                                                                                              Quote 12345by Anonymous on 30/03/2013

                                                                                                                                                              I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
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                                                                                                                                                                Quote 12416by Anonymous on 09/04/2013

                                                                                                                                                                From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
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                                                                                                                                                                  Quote 12467by Anonymous on 16/04/2013

                                                                                                                                                                  Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
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                                                                                                                                                                    Quote 12707by Anonymous on 13/05/2013

                                                                                                                                                                    We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
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                                                                                                                                                                      Quote 12733by Anonymous on 16/05/2013

                                                                                                                                                                      Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
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                                                                                                                                                                        Quote 12889by Anonymous on 30/05/2013

                                                                                                                                                                        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.
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                                                                                                                                                                          Quote 12968by Anonymous on 06/06/2013

                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                            Quote 13023by Anonymous on 11/06/2013

                                                                                                                                                                            Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
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                                                                                                                                                                              Quote 13486by Anonymous on 26/07/2013

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