Best quotes by the English Statesman Winston Churchill

If you're going through hell, keep going.
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Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
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Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.
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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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We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
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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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It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.
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We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
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The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
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A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
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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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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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I like a man who grins when he fights.
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For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.
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Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
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I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
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We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
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This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end, this is just perhaps the end of the beginning.
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Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.
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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.
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A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.
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We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.
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Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
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Never, never, never give up.
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However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
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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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I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
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It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
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Winston Churchill war quotes

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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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In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
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In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
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When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.
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I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
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Politics is 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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Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.
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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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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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War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
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When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
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A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.
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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.
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In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
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Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
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One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.
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If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a 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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No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
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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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It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
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If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
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I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
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Politics is 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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Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
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Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.
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Politics is 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.
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A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
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We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
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In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
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Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
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The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
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Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
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It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.
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The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
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It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
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The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.
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Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.
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Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
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In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
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Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.
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Never give in. 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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I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
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When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
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An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
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We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
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The first quality that is needed is audacity.
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It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
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History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
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It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
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My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.
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We are all worms, But I do believe that I am a glow worm.
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Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
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It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
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In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
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A joke is a very serious thing.
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Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
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I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
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The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
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Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
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When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.
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Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.
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What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?
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He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
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We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.
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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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Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
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Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
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In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
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The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.
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One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.
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I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
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"No comment" is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.
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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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Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.
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When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.
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Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better.
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If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a 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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I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
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My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.
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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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The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.
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There is no such thing as a good tax.
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Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
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If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
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The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
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No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
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There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
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I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
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Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.
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Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.
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I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
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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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Politics is 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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Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
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No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.
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Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
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If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
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If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
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Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
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Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.
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Politics is 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.
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Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
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The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.
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From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
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It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
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For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
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The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.
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In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice.
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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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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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It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
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Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain thought it was only a greater Birmingham.
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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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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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Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.
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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.
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I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside.
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War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
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When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
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Now at this very moment I knew that the United States was in the war, up to the neck and in to the death. So we had won after all! ... How long the war would last or in what fashion it would end no man could tell, nor did I at this moment care ... We should not be wiped out. Our history would not come to an end ... Hitler's fate was sealed. Mussolini's fate was sealed. As for the Japanese, they would be ground to a powder. All the rest was merely the proper application of overwhelming force.
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It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.
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My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.
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Never, never, never give in!
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If you cannot read all your books...fondle them---peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances.
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A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.
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Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills 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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We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
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