Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

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.

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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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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 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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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on survival and victory

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.

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Source: First Statement as Prime Minister, House of Commons, May 13, 1940

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on alcohol

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I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.

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