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

  • success


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

  • Success


Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

  • Bravery


If you are going through hell, keep going.

  • Running




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

  • Learning


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

  • Bravery


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

  • History


If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you!

  • Marriage


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

  • Compromise


The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

  • Opportunity


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

  • Generosity


The price of greatness is responsibility.

  • Greatness


He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.

  • Humility


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

  • Alcohol


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

  • Danger


If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.

  • Knowledge


It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.

  • Planning


Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game.

  • Risk


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.

  • Animals


We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

  • Mercy


You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.

  • America


It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.

  • Honesty


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

  • Life


No two on earth in all things can agree. All have some daring singularity.

  • Agreement


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

  • Bravery


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

  • Fanaticism


Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

  • Success


In those days he was wiser than he is now -- he used frequently to take my advice.

  • Advice


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

  • DeceptionLying


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

  • Destruction



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Sir Winston Churchill quotes about politics

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Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.

  • Politics


Any 20 year-old who isn't a liberal doesn't have a heart, and any 40 year-old who isn't a conservative doesn't have a brain.

  • Politics


In war you can be killed only once. In politics, many times.

  • Politics


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.

  • Politics


Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

  • Politics


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Sir Winston Churchill quotes about communism

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Socialism is like a dream. Sooner or later you wake up to reality.

  • Communism


I will not pretend that if I had to choose between communism and Nazism I would choose communism.

  • Communism


The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemen's speech is that making a profit is a sin. It is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss!

  • Communism


Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice.

  • Communism


It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses.

  • Communism


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

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

  • Success


Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

  • Success


Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

  • Success


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

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Sir Winston Churchill quotes about speeches

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Say what you have to say and first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending; sit down.

  • Speeches


Haven't you learned yet that I put something more than whisky into my speeches.

  • Speeches


Opening amenities are often opening inanities.

  • Speeches


If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use the 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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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

  • Success


Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

  • Success


Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

  • Success


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

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Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

  • Difficulty


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

  • Fame


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

  • Genius


All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.

  • Mistakes




No crime is so great as daring to excel.

  • Risk


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

  • Opinion


Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.

  • Politics


The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

  • Socialism


I never worry about action, but only inaction.

  • Actions


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

  • Simplicity


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

  • Time


The English never draw a line without blurring it.

  • Compromise


Say what you have to say and first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending; sit down.

  • Speeches


Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.


It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.

  • Charity


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

  • Effort


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

  • Optimism


Any 20 year-old who isn't a liberal doesn't have a heart, and any 40 year-old who isn't a conservative doesn't have a brain.

  • Politics


Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt. Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.

  • Bravery


Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend.

  • Bravery


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

  • Change


It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter

  • Fear


We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.

  • Home


I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar.

  • Leadership


It is all right to rat, but you can't re-rat.

  • Loyalty


Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

  • Success


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

  • Truth


Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.

  • Worry


I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.

  • AlcoholAlcoholism


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

  • Animals


Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.

  • Simplicity


Haven't you learned yet that I put something more than whisky into my speeches.

  • Speeches


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

  • Words


I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.

  • Words


I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

  • Bravery


Socialism is like a dream. Sooner or later you wake up to reality.

  • Communism


Nothing is so exhilarating in life as to be shot at with no result.

  • Danger


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

  • Faith


There are few virtues that the Poles do not possess and there are few errors they have ever avoided.

  • Nation


When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.

  • Silence


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

  • Virtue


Eating words has never given me indigestion.

  • Words


For myself I am an optimistit does not seem to be much use being anything else.


We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.

  • Age


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

  • Conflict


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

  • Grammar


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

  • Idealism


Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.

  • Persistence


In war you can be killed only once. In politics, many times.

  • Politics


Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.

  • Purpose


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

  • Revenge


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

  • Thought


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

  • Truth


Nothing will bring American sympathy along with us so much as American blood shed in the field.


Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, neverin nothing, great or small, large or pettynever give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.


In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.

  • Attitude


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

  • Authors


There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.

  • Children


No comment is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.

  • Communication


I will not pretend that if I had to choose between communism and Nazism I would choose communism.

  • Communism


The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.

  • Dogs


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

  • Humanity


The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.

  • Leadership


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

  • Leadership


These are not dark days: these are great days -- the greatest days our country has ever lived.

  • Optimism


There is in the act of preparing, the moment you start caring.

  • Planning


Responsibility is the price of greatness.

  • Responsibility


I am easily satisfied with the very best.

  • Satisfaction


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

  • Service


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.

  • War


If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.


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


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.


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

  • Art


The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemen's speech is that making a profit is a sin. It is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss!

  • Communism


Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice.

  • Communism


When I am abroad, I always make it a rule to never criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.

  • Criticism


The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

  • Defeat


Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.

  • Dictatorship


For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.

  • History


The maxim of the British people is Business as usual.

  • Nation


I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks.

  • Planning


The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.

  • Power


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

  • Prophecy


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

  • Solitude


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

  • Success


We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.

  • Wealth


I have not become the Kings First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.


The eagle has ceased to scream, but the parrots will now begin to chatter. The war of the giants is over and the pigmies will now start to squabble.


I am a child of the House of Commons. I was brought up in my fathers house to believe in democracy. Trust the peoplethat was his message.


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

  • Character


It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses.

  • Communism


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.

  • Contradiction


At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man walking into the little booth with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper. No amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of that point.

  • Democracy


Well, dinner would have been splendid

  • Humor


The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash.

  • Military


Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. About Russia

  • Nation


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

  • Presidency


Opening amenities are often opening inanities.

  • Speeches


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.

  • Victory


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.

  • War


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 gongthese are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.


The gift of a common tongue is a priceless inheritance and it may well some day become the foundation of a common citizenship.


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


The late M. Venizelos observed that in all her wars Englandhe should have said Britain, of coursealways wins one battlethe last.


It is not given to us to peer into the mysteries of the future. Still, I avow my hope and faith, sure and inviolate, that in the days to come the British and American peoples will for their own safety and for the good of all walk together side by side in majesty, in justice, and in peace.


Today is Trinity Sunday. Centuries ago words were written to be a call and a spur to the faithful servants of Truth and Justice: Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valor, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be.


I do not hold that we should rearm in order to fight. I hold that we should rearm in order to parley.


I am most anxious that in dealing with matters which every Member knows are extremely delicate matters, I should not use any phrase or expression which would cause offence to our friends and Allies on the Continent or across the Atlantic Ocean.


We must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, and the English common law find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence.


A shadow has fallen upon the scenes so lately lighted by the Allied victory. From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.


Twenty to twenty-five! These are the years! Dont be content with things as they are. Dont take No for an answer. Never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. 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 made to be wooed and won by youth. She has lived and thrived only by repeated subjugations.


We have all seen with a sense of nausea the abject, squalid, shameless avowal made in the Oxford Union. We are told that we ought not to treat it seriously. The Times talked of the childrens hour. I disagree. It is a very disquieting and disgusting symptom. One can almost feel the curl of contempt upon the lips of the manhood of Germany, Italy, and France when they read the message sent out by Oxford University in the name of Young England. Let them be assured that it is not the last word. But before they blame, as blame they should, these callow ill-tutored youths, they must be sure that they have not been set a bad example by people much older and much higher up.


When I warned them the French that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken. Some chicken! Some neck!


Thus, by every device from the stick to the carrot, the emaciated Austrian donkey is made to pull the Nazi barrow up an ever-steepening hill.


There is a hush over all Europe, nay, over all the world. Alas! it is the hush of suspense, and in many lands it is the hush of fear. Listen! No, listen carefully, I think I hear somethingyes, there it was quite clear. Dont you hear it? It is the tramp of armies crunching the gravel of the paradegrounds, splashing through rain-soaked fields, the tramp of two million German soldiers and more than a million Italiansgoing on maneuversyes, only on maneuvers!


The Chinese said of themselves several thousand years ago: China is a sea that salts all the waters that flow into it. Theres another Chinese saying about their country which is much more modernit dates only from the fourth century. This is the saying: The tail of China is large and will not be wagged. I like that one. The British democracy approves the principles of movable party heads and unwaggable national tails. It is due to the working of these important forces that I have the honour to be addressing you at this moment.


In War: ResolutionIn Defeat: DefianceIn Victory: MagnanimityIn Peace: Good Will


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. 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.


Civilisation will not last, freedom will not survive, peace will not be kept, unless a very large majority of mankind unite together to defend them and show themselves possessed of a constabulary power before which barbaric and atavistic forces will stand in awe.



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When Sir Winston Churchill was born? Sir Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874.

Who is Sir Winston Churchill? Sir Winston Churchill biography. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, 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 won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. Churchill was born into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a charismatic politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Sudan, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns. At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of the Asquith Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign caused his departure from government. He then briefly resumed active army service on the Western Front as commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He returned to government as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, and Secretary of State for Air. After the War, Churchill served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Conservative (Baldwin) government of 1924–29, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-war parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy. Also controversial were his opposition to increased home rule for India and his resistance to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII. Out of office and politically "in the wilderness" during the 1930s, Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament. On the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister. His steadfast refusal to consider defeat, surrender, or a compromise peace helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult early days of the War when Britain stood alone in its active opposition to Adolf Hitler. Churchill was particularly noted for his speeches and radio broadcasts, which helped inspire the British people. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory over Nazi Germany had been secured. After the Conservative Party lost the 1945 election, he became Leader of the Opposition to the Labour Government. After winning the 1951 election, he again became Prime Minister, before retiring in 1955. Upon his death, Elizabeth II granted him the honour of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of world statesmen in history. Named the Greatest Briton of all time in a 2002 poll, Churchill is widely regarded as being among the most influential people in British history, consistently ranking well in opinion polls of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom.

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