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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When you get a thing the way you want it leave it alone.

No lover ever studied every whim of his mistress as I did those of President Roosevelt.

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 interests.

The loyalties which center upon number one are enormous. If he trips he must be sustained. If he make mistakes they must be covered. If he sleeps he must not be wantonly disturbed. If he is no good he must be pole-axed.

I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.

When you took your seat I felt as if a woman had come into my bathroom and I had only the sponge to defend myself.

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

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.

Their insatiable lust for power is only equaled by their incurable impotence in exercising it.

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.

(Sir Stafford Cripps) has all the virtues I dislike, and none of the vices I admire

Saving is a fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you.

I gather young man that you wish to be a member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when a

Nothing is more costly nothing is more sterile than vengeance

Although prepared for martyrdom I prefer that it be postponed.

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.

Solitary trees if they grow at all grow strong.

I like a man who grins when he fights.

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

I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks.

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