He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Contributed by: Zaady
When you are winning a war, almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote
This wicked man Hitler, the repository and embodiment of many forms of soul-destroying hatred. this monstrous product of former wrongs and shame.
Source: Radio Broadcast, 11 September 1940
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.
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic.
Source: The Malakand Field Force, 1898
If you destroy a free market, you create a black market.
It is a socialist ideal that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.
. . . man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on.
Source: Quoted in: Irving Klotz, ‘Bending perception, a book review’ Nature, 1996, Vol. 379
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