Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on history and past

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on control, future, history, past, and path

History unfolds itself by strange and unpredictable paths. We have little control over the future; and none at all over the past.

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 history and kindness

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on action, conscience, failure, fate, guidance, history, honor, hope, life, memory, passion, past, play, sincerity, trying, and worth

History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. What is the worth of all this? The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations; but with this shield, however the fate may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Tribute to Neville Chamberlain, House of Commons, November 1940

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on duty and enemies

The Battle of Britain. . . . The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the was. . . . Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth, last for a thousand years, man will say, "This was their finest hour."

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: quoted in Battles Lost and Won by Hanson W. Baldwin

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on duty and men

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Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour."

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on friendship

Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Small Talk on Big Subjects, 1916

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on conflict, genius, information, and uncertainty

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.

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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.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on jobs and presidency

Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt. . . . Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Radio broadcast , February 1941

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