Winston Churchill

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This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.

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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.

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The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.

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If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

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The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.

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Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.

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I am easily satisfied with the very best.

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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.

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The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

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If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.

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Winston Churchill – quotes and aphorisms

Great and good are seldom the same man.

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We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.

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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.

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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.

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If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.

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A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

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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.

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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.

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Never, never, never give up.

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

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