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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No matter how enmeshed a commander becomes in the elaboration of his own thoughts, it is sometimes necessary to take the enemy into account.

My education was interrupted only by my schooling

Sometimes people will stumble over the truth. But then they get up and continue to run like nothing has happened.

I must place on record my regret that the human race ever learned to fly.

The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.

I felt as if I were walking with destiny and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and this trial.

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations.

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

Arm yourselves and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict, for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar.

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.

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.

We shape our dwellings and afterwards our dwellings shape us.

Wars are not won by evacuations.

Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better.

The mind is like the stomach you should only asks as much as it can digest.

My wife and I tried to breakfast together but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked

It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact if anything I am the prod.

Two nations divided by a common language.

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