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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You [Hitler] do your worst and we will do our best.

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

The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.

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

Atomic energy might be as good as our present day explosives, but is unlikely to produce anything very much more dangerous.

We shall show mercy but we shall not ask for it

You and I must take care not to lose the next war.

It is certainly more agreeable to have power to give than to receive

Everybody has a right to pronounce foreign names as he chooses.

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

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

No one can guarantee success in war but only deserve it.

Working hours are never long enough. Each day is a holiday and ordinary holidays are grudged as enforced interruptions in an absorbing vocation.

We shall not fail or falter, we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

When 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.

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

Like the Mississippi it just keeps rolling along. Let it roll. Let it roll on full flood inexorable irresistible benignant to broader lands and better days.

One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.

The United States is like giant boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it there is no limit to the power it can generate.

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

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