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Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
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Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
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Sir Winston Churchill
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.
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Sir Winston Churchill
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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Sir Winston Churchill
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
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Sir Winston Churchill
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
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Sir Winston Churchill
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
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Sir Winston Churchill
The price of greatness is responsibility.
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Sir Winston Churchill
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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Sir Winston Churchill
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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Sir Winston Churchill
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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Sir Winston Churchill
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
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Sir Winston Churchill
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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Sir Winston Churchill
When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.
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Sir Winston Churchill
Where there is a great deal of free speech there is always a certain amount of foolish speech.
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Sir Winston Churchill
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
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Sir Winston Churchill, (attributed)
"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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Sir Winston Churchill, a conference in Washington DC
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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Sir Winston Churchill, BBC radio broadcast, Feb 9, 1941
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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Sir Winston Churchill, Hansard, June 10, 1941
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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Sir Winston Churchill, Hansard, May 13, 1940
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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Sir Winston Churchill, Hansard, November 11, 1947
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