Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

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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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.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on power

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The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on day and destruction

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

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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.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on truth

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. . . man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Quoted in: Irving Klotz, ‘Bending perception, a book review’ Nature, 1996, Vol. 379

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