To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Contributed by: Zaady
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
Source: Address at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, March 5, 1946
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it. But in the end, there it is.
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
The V sign is the symbol of the unconquerable will of the occupied territories, and a portent of the fate awaiting the Nazi tyranny.
Source: Message to the people of Europe on launching the V for Victory campaign, July 1941
The late M. Venizelos observed that in all her wars England - he should have said Britain, of course - always wins one battle - the last. Eleutherios Venizelos, 1864-1936, Greek statesman.
Source: Speech at the Lord Mayor's Day Luncheon, London, November 10, l942
The British nation is unique in this respect, They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.
Source: Report on the war, House of Commons, June 1941
The British people are good all through. You can test them as you would put a bucket into the sea and always find it salt.
Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
For each and for all, as for the Royal Navy, the watchword should be, "Carry on, and dread nought."
Source: Speech on traffic at sea, House of Commons, December 6, 1939
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