Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
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Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which we will not put.
I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Source: First Statement as Prime Minister, House of Commons, May 13, 1940
Never, never, never, never give up.
Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
We will have no truce or parley with you [Hitler], or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst - and we will do our best.
Source: Speech to the London County Council, July 1941
It would be an inconvenient rule if nothing could be done until everything can be done.
If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
It may be that we shall, by a process of sublime irony, have reached a stage in this story where safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation.
Source: on the hydrogen bomb, 1955
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