Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on idealism

No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

We are waiting for the long-promised invasion. So are the fishes.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Radio Broadcast to the French people, 21 October 1940

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on army, contentment, idleness, lust, machines, military, rest, work, and world

Hitler is a monster of wickedness, insatiable in his lust for blood and plunder. Not content with having all Europe under his heel, or else terrorized into various forms of abject submission, he must now carry his work of butchery and desolation among the vast multitudes of Russia and of Asia. The terrible military machine, which we and the rest of the civilized world so foolishly, so supinely, so insensately allowed the Nazi gangsters to build up year by year from almost nothing cannot stand idle lest it rust or fall to pieces. . . . So now this bloodthirsty guttersnipe must launch his mechanized armies upon new fields of slaughter, pillage and devastation.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Radio broadcast on the German invasion of Russia, June 1941

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on horses, mankind, and progress

I have always considered that the substitution of the internal combustion engine for the horse marked a very gloomy milestone in the progress of mankind.

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 jokes and seriousness

A joke is a very serious thing.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on doctors, evil, health, and imagination

The surest road to health, say what they will, Is never to suppose we shall be ill; Most of those evils we poor mortals know, From doctors and imagination flow.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on facts and imagination

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Remark, House of Commons about parachute descent in Scotland of Rudolf Hess May 1941

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on acceptance, extremism, government, risk, and slavery

It cannot in the opinion of His Majesty's Government be classified as slavery in the extreme acceptance of the word without some risk of terminological inexactitude.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech in the House of Commons, February, 22, 1906

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on authority, elderly, people, youth, and elightenment

Elderly people and those in authority cannot always be relied upon to take enlightened and comprehending views of what they call the indiscretions of youth.

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 life

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We get to make a living; we give to make a life.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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