Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Source: Radio Broadcast, 11 September 1940

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on pride

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"Not in vain" may be the pride of those who survived and the epitaph of those who fell. The eight thousand paratroopers of the First British Airborne Division who landed in Arnhem, Holland, behind the German lines and held the area for nine days and nights, with a loss of six thousand. [September 1944] Major General R. E. Urquhart, the division commander radioed to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery: All will be ordered to break out rather than surrender.

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

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