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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If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.

My grandfather had the highest regard for your grandfather as a wartime leader

Please be good enough to put your conclusions and recommendations on one sheet of paper in the very beginning of your report so I can even consider reading it

What was gunpowder? Trivial. What was electricity? Meaningless. The atomic bomb is the Second Coming in wrath.

I have not become the King's First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire

There is no merit in putting off a war for a year if when it comes it is far worse or much harder to win.

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is perhaps the end of the beginning.

I have nothing to offer but blood toil tears and sweat.

Air power can either paralyze the enemy's military action, or compel him to devote to the defense of his bases and communications a share of his straitened resources, far greater that what we need in the attack.

There is in the act of preparing the moment you start caring.

Personally I'm always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.

The nose of the Bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.

He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.

Socialists think profits are a vice, I consider losses the real vice.

There is no such thing as a good tax.

We are all worms but I do believe that I am a glow worm.

A joke is a very serious thing

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

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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