Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

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.

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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 judgment and time

It is not open to the cool bystander . . . to set himself up as an impartial judge of events which would never have occurred had he outstretched a helping hand in time.

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 advice

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In those days he was wiser than he is now - he used frequently to take my advice.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

The Americans will always do the right thing . . . after they've exhausted all the alternatives.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on change and improvement

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on civilization, curiosity, history, honor, mind, nations, peace, war, and world

History's villains are more easily recognized in retrospect. In an article published in 1935 and reprinted in 1937, Winston Churchill expressed a curious ambivalence towards the German chancellor prior to the outbreak of war: We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilization will irretrievably succumb, or whether he will go down in history as the man who restored honour and peace of mind to the great Germanic nation. . . .

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Great Contemporaries, 1937

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

The English never draw a line without blurring it.

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