Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

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 work

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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.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech to the London County Council, July 1941

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

It would be an inconvenient rule if nothing could be done until everything can be done.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on brothers, children, irony, safety, and survival

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.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: on the hydrogen bomb, 1955

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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 drinking and meetings

Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on babies, community, and investment

There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on good and modesty

He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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