Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

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

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In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on action and mystery

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Radio Broadcast, October, 1939

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on friendship and secrets

Everybody has always underrated the Russians. They keep their own secrets alike from foe and friends.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on simplicity

All the great things are simple.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

The soft underbelly of the Axis.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Report on the war, House of Commons, November 11, 1942

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on life

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There was a man who sold a hyena skin while the beast still lived and who was killed in hunting it.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech on Allied war gains, House of Commons, August 2, 1944

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on cleverness and time

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 the third time - a tremendous whack.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on behavior, helpful, peace, prosperity, and wishes

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on certainty, life, and principles

There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do, and for making a certainty of what you try. But this principle, like others in life, has its exceptions.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on anxiety, authors, books, familiarity, good, memory, quotations, study, and work

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.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Roving Commission: My Early Life [1930]

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