Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

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.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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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.

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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.

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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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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on action, consequences, destruction, life, uncertainty, and virtue

How little can we foresee the consequences either of wise or unwise action, of virtue or of malice. Without this measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: The Gathering Storm, vol. I

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on courage and quality

Courage is the finest of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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