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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.

Sir Winston Churchill

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

Sir Winston Churchill

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

Sir Winston Churchill

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

Sir Winston Churchill

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

Sir Winston Churchill

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

Sir Winston Churchill

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Sir Winston Churchill

It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

Sir Winston Churchill

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hillswe shall never surrender.

Sir Winston Churchill

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

Sir Winston Churchill

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

Sir Winston Churchill

I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.

Sir Winston Churchill

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

Sir Winston Churchill

Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.

Sir Winston Churchill

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

Sir Winston Churchill

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

Sir Winston Churchill

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

Sir Winston Churchill

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

Sir Winston Churchill

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Sir Winston Churchill

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

Sir Winston Churchill

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

Sir Winston Churchill

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

Sir Winston Churchill

Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.

Sir Winston Churchill

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.

Sir Winston Churchill

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.

Sir Winston Churchill

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

Sir Winston Churchill

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.

Sir Winston Churchill

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

Sir Winston Churchill

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

Sir Winston Churchill

I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.

Sir Winston Churchill

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

Sir Winston Churchill

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.

Sir Winston Churchill

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Sir Winston Churchill

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.

Sir Winston Churchill

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.

Sir Winston Churchill

The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.

Sir Winston Churchill

There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.

Sir Winston Churchill

Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.

Sir Winston Churchill

We shall not fail or falter we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

Sir Winston Churchill

Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt... We shall not fail or falter we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

Sir Winston Churchill

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.

Sir Winston Churchill

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

Sir Winston Churchill

For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.

Sir Winston Churchill

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Sir Winston Churchill

I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.'

Sir Winston Churchill

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.

Sir Winston Churchill

So they the Government go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.

Sir Winston Churchill

One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'.

Sir Winston Churchill

Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

Sir Winston Churchill

A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.

Sir Winston Churchill

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

Sir Winston Churchill

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.

Sir Winston Churchill

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

Sir Winston Churchill



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