Quotes and aphorisms
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For myself, I am an optimist — it does not seem to be much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill

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To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.

Winston Churchill

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Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

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Dogs look up to you, cats look down on you. Give me a pig! He looks you in the eye and treats you as an equal.

Winston Churchill

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Of course, when you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.

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It is easy for an individual to move through those insensible gradations from left to right, but the act of crossing the Floor is one which requires serious attention. I am well informed on this matter for I have accomplished that difficult process, not only once, but twice.

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When I look back on all these worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.

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Broadly speaking, short words are best, and the old words, when short, are best of all.

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In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Good Will.

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Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.

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When I was younger I made it a rule never to take strong drink before lunch. It is now my rule never to do so before breakfast.

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I think 'No Comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.

Winston Churchill

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The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

Winston Churchill

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We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.

Winston Churchill

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The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

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Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

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I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

Winston Churchill

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Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.

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To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.

Winston Churchill

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With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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