Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on contempt, danger, disobedience, lawyers, and vices

Winston Churchill, for his part, regarded Gandhi with not a little contempt, describing the 'Mahatma' as a dangerous charlatan: "It is alarming and also nauseating to see Mr. Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps of the Vice regal palace, while he is still organising and conducting a campaign of civil disobedience, to parley on equal terms with the representative of King-Emperor."

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: speech to the West Essex Conservatives, February 23, 1930

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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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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

The farther backwards you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: 1940, Speech in the House of Commons

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on authors, books, and good

There is a good saying to the effect that when a new book appears one should read an old one. As as author I would not recommend too strict an adherence to this saying.

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 presidency

I think "No comment" is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. I got it from Sumner Welles. To reporters at the Washington airport, after conferring with President Truman at the White House, February 12, 1946

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: To reporters

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on ideas

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When one is in office one has no idea how damnable things can feel to the ordinary rank and file of the public.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote

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