Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on acting, conviction, duty, good, and indifference

So long as I am acting from duty and conviction, I am indifferent to taunts and jeers. I think they will probably do me more good than harm.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Address at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, March 5, 1946

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on ignorance and truth

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it. But in the end, there it is.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on fate and tyranny

The V sign is the symbol of the unconquerable will of the occupied territories, and a portent of the fate awaiting the Nazi tyranny.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Message to the people of Europe on launching the V for Victory campaign, July 1941

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on inspiration, learning, meetings, quotations, and style

Adlai Stevenson, himself a notable speaker, often reminisced about his last meeting with Churchill. I asked him on whom or what he had based his oratorical style. Churchill replied, "It was an American statesman who inspired me and taught me how to use every note of the human voice like an organ." Winston then to my amazement started to quote long excerpts from Bourke Cockran's speeches of 60 years before. "He was my model," Churchill said. "I learned from him how to hold thousands in thrall."

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on observation

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.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech at the Lord Mayor's Day Luncheon, London, November 10, l942

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on nations, people, and respect

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.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Report on the war, House of Commons, June 1941

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on good and people

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.

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 blessings, capitalism, sharing, socialism, vices, and virtue

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Saying

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