Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on america and speech

The United States is a land of free speech. Nowhere is speech freer - not even here where we sedulously cultivate it even in its most repulsive form.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech in the House of Commons, September 28, 1944

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on animals, cats, and dogs

Odd things: animals. All dogs look up to you. All cats look down to you. Only the pig looks at you as an equal.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on art, innovation, and traditions

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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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 admiration and vices

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on war and winning

When you are winning a war, almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote

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