Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on acting

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It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: The Malakand Field Force, 1898

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on destruction

If you destroy a free market, you create a black market.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on idealism, socialism, and vices

It is a socialist ideal that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on vengeance

Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on risk

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This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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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.

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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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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on hatred, shame, and soul

This wicked man Hitler, the repository and embodiment of many forms of soul-destroying hatred. this monstrous product of former wrongs and shame.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Radio Broadcast, 11 September 1940

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on democracy, government, and time

No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all of the other forms which have been tried from time to time.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on optimism

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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