Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on modesty

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Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed, he has a lot to be modest about.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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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 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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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.

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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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