If you try to set forth in a catalogue what will be the exact settlement of an affair you will find that the moment you leave the area of pious platitude you will descend into the arena of heated controversy.
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
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I have never accepted what many people have kindly said - namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it.
Source: an address to Parliament, 1954
Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Responsibility is the price of greatness.
There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Source: Radio Broadcast, October, 1939
Everybody has always underrated the Russians. They keep their own secrets alike from foe and friends.
Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote
All the great things are simple.
The soft underbelly of the Axis.
Source: Report on the war, House of Commons, November 11, 1942
There was a man who sold a hyena skin while the beast still lived and who was killed in hunting it.
Source: Speech on Allied war gains, House of Commons, August 2, 1944
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