Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

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.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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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.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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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.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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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 planning and thinking

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on books, companions, friendship, interest, society, and writing

Writing a long and substantial book is like having a friend and companion at your side, to whom you can always turn for comfort and amusement, and whose society becomes more attractive as a new and widening field of interest.

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 contentment and dictatorship

The German dictator, instead of snatching the victuals from the table, has been content to have them served to him course by course.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech on the Munich agreement, House of Commons, October 5, 1938

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Things do not get better by being left alone. Unless they are adjusted, they explode with a shattering detonation,

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote

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