Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on learning

I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

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 chance, lies, truth, and world

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

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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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 darkness and fame

I have watched this famous island descending incontinently, fecklessly, the stairway which lead to a dark gulf.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: While England Slept, 1936

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on change, fanaticism, and mind

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Saying

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on enemies, power, time, war, and world

On the night of the 10th of May [1940], at the outset of this mighty battle, I acquired the chief power in the State, which henceforth I wielded in ever-growing measure for five years and three months of world war, at the end of which time, all our enemies having surrendered unconditionally or being about to do so,I was immediately dismissed by the British electorate from all further conduct of their affairs.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: The Second World War, vol 1, The Gathering Storm, 1948, p. 526

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on life

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The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on life

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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on fighting

I like a man who grins when he fights.

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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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