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

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on adventure

We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on family, love, and superiority

Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl - no superior alternative has yet been found.

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 death, presidency, soldiers, and world

He [President Franklin D. Roosevelt] died in harness, and we may well say in battle harness, like his soldiers, sailors and airmen who died side by side with ours and carrying out their tasks to the end all over the world. What an enviable death was his.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech in the House of Commons, April 17, 1945

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on extremism, fear, and meaning

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on disaster, men, success, and world

There are men in the world who derive an exaltation from the proximity of disaster and ruin, as other from success.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: The Malakand Field Force, 1898

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on ugliness

"Mr. Churchill, you're drunk!" Yes, I am; and you are ugly. But tomorrow, I shall be sober.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on silence

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When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.

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