Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

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 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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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on words

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Eating words has never given me indigestion.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on future and mind

The empires of the future are empires of the mind.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on advice, country, and world

If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: 1952

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

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