Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on army, cities, and fighting

We shall defend every village, every town and every city. The vast mass of London itself, fought street by street, could easily devour an entire hostile army; and we would rather see London laid in ruins and ashes than that it should be tamely and abjectly enslaved.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Radio Broadcast, 14 July 1940

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on peace, people, play, and time

Vast and fearsome as the human scene has become, personal contact of the right people, in the right places, at the right time, may yet have a potent and valuable part to play in the cause of peace which is in our hearts.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on cats and dogs

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

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on husbands and wives

"Mr. Churchill, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea!" "And if you were my wife, I would drink it!"

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on babies, learning, mortality, parliament, politics, proof, statistics, and wishes

I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on danger, politics, and war

Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on approval, congress, and meetings

Here Churchill repeats with approval a statement he had first made in January, 1930 "at a meeting at the Cannon Street Hotel." "Sooner or later you will have to crush Gandhi and the Indian Congress and all they stand for."

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: speaking before the House of Commons, April 29, 1932

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on future, past, and present

In the past we have had a light which flickered, in the present we have a light which flames, and in the future there will be a light which shines over all the land and sea.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech on war with Japan, House of Commons, December 8, 1941

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on decisions

Decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent. Of Stanley Baldwin's policies.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: While England Slept, 1936

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on country, darkness, and life

These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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