Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory over Nazi Germany during World War II. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, and a writer. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work. 

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The Americans will always do the right thing... after they've exhausted all the alternatives.

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.

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

I had no idea of the enormous and unquestionably helpful part that humbug plays in the social life of great peoples dwelling in a state of democratic freedom.

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

No crime is so great as daring to excel.

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

even the Almighty took seven.

One voyage to India is enough, the others are merely repletion

And you madam are ugly. But I shall be sober in the morning.

When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.

Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general the more he contributes in maneuver the less he demands in slaughter.

Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.

I also hope that I sometimes suggested to the lion the right place to use his claws.

I don't see why not young man. You look reasonably fit to me.

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