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

— Winston Churchill

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The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE.

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

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If you're going through hell, keep going.

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Winston Churchill quote We make a living by what we get, but we

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

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

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

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Winston Churchill quote There is no such thing as public opinion

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

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

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

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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.

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Winston Churchill quote Tact is the ability to tell someone to g

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

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

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

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If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.

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Winston Churchill quote To improve is to change; to be perfect i

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

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About Winston Churchill

Quotes 1283 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Politician
Birthday November 30, 1874

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

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

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

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Winston Churchill quote The Maxim,

The Maxim, "Nothing but perfection", may be spelled "Paralysis".

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Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.

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

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The arts are essen­tial to any com­plete national life.

The State owes it to itself to sus­tain and encour­age them. [...] Ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the rev­er­ence and delight which are their due.

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Winston Churchill quote Show the path from the front. The price

Show the path from the front. The price of greatness is responsibility.

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

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Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.

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

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Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

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The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.

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

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

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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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I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies.

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

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To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real.

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Of all the branches of men in the forces there is none which shows more devotion and faces grimmer perils than the submariners.

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

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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.

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

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The flags of the Confederate States of America were very important and a matter of great pride to those citizens living in the Confederacy. They are also a matter of great pride for their descendants as part of their heritage and history.

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

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Schools have not necessarily much to do with education.

..they are mainly institutions of control where certain basic habits must be inculcated in the young. Education is quite different and has little place in school.

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If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea, she must always choose the open sea.

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

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

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

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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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Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty.

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Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot.

Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.

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

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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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My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.

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Headmasters have powers at their disposal with which Prime ministers have never yet been invested.

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

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