Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
Winston Churchill — quotes and aphorisms
If 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.
There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
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.