Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

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.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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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 criticism, reality, and time

I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech in the House of Commons, January 1941

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on day

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Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech in the House of Commons, January 1952

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on companions, constancy, death, journeys, and sorrow

Death and sorrow will be the companions of our journey; hardship our garment; constancy and valor our only shield. We must be united, we must be undaunted, we must be inflexible.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Report about the war, House of Commons, October 1940

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on defeat, difficulty, problems, and victory

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on democracy, government, time, and world

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the 'worst' form of Government - except all those others that have been tried from time to time.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on animals, decisions, destiny, duty, learning, mankind, time, and world

The destiny of mankind is not decided by material computation. When great causes are on the move in the world . . . we learn that we are spirits, not animals, and that something is going on in space and time, and beyond space and time, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Broadcast to US on receiving honorary degree,Doctor of Laws Univ of Rochester NY June 1941

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on argument and difficulty

Don't argue about difficulties. The difficulties will argue for themselves.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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