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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can) (1874-11-30 1965-01-24) was a British politician. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.
Found 219 thoughts of Winston Churchill

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

Winston Churchill

A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.

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I like a man who grins when he fights.

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No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time with a steady eye.

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If you're going through hell, keep going.

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

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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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True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.

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Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

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

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I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.

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

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It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.

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What kind of people do they think we are, do they think we will be bowed by their tryanny?

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We shape our buildings and they shape us.

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Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.

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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

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Are you insinuating that I am a purveyor of terminological inexactitudes?

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This report, by its very length, defends itself against being read.

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We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, 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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Lady Astor: Mr. Churchill, You're drunk! Winston Churchill: Yes, and you Madam, are ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober.

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Too often the strong silent man is silent because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.

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Yes Madame, I am drunk but you are ugly and tomorrow I'll be sober.

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