Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

When I warned [the French] that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their generals told their prime minister and his divided cabinet, "In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken." Some chicken; some neck.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech to the Canadian Senate and House of Commons, Ottawa, December 30, 1941

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on children, crisis, future, home, honor, hope, hospitals, lies, play, preachers, sacrifice, scientists, service, struggle, time, victory, war, women, and world

This is no time to speak of the hopes of the future, or the broader world which lies beyond our struggles and our victory. We have to win that world for our children. We have to win it by our sacrifices. We have not won it yet. The crisis is upon us. . . . In this strange, terrible world war there is a place for everyone, man and woman, old and young, hale and halt; service in a thousand forms is open. There is no room now for the dilettante, the weakling, for the shirker, or the sluggard. The mine, the factory, the dockyard, the salt sea waves, the fields to till, the home, the hospital, the chair of the scientist, the pulpit of the preacher - from the highest to the humblest tasks, all are of equal honor; all have their part to play.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech to the Canadian Senate and House of Commons, Ottawa, December 30, 1941

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on belief, confidence, failure, god, power, strength, time, and world

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, 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 hills; we shall never surrender. . . . And if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our empires beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, will carry on the fight, until in God's own time the new world in its power and might steps forth to the rescue and liberation of the old.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech, House of Commons, 4 June 1940

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on good, peace, and war

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on words

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Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Saying

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on gifts and words

MacDonald has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on home, honor, hospitals, play, preachers, and scientists

There is no room for the dilettante, the weakling, for the shirker, or the sluggard. The mine, the factory, the dockyard, the salt sea waves, the field to till, the home, the hospital, the chair of the scientist, the pulpit of the preacher - from the highest to the humblest tasks, all are of equal honor; all have their part to play.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on men and truth

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

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on quotations

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

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote

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