Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on companions and men

The heights of great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upwards in the night.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: quoting Longfellow

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on chance, lies, truth, and world

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

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

The British Empire and the United States will have to be somewhat mixed up together in some of their affairs for mutual and general advantage. For my own part, looking out upon the future, I do not view the process with any misgivings.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Tribute to the Royal Air Force, House of Commons, 29 August 1940

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on devil and hell

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If Hitler invaded hell, I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on facts and needs

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.

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 conservatism, heart, and liberals

Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on discovery, freedom, honor, justice, manners, passion, principles, science, and sharing

Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on danger and feeling

Nothing is more dangerous in wartime than to live in the temperamental atmosphere of a Gallup Poll, always feeling one's pulse and taking one's temperature. Dr. George H. Gallup founded his Institute of Public Opinion in England in 1936.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Report to House of Commons, September 1941

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on argument, conversation, and democracy

The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on blessings

If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.

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