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You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Defeat is never fatal. Victory is never final. It's courage that counts.

Atomic energy might be as good as our present-day explosives, but it is unlikely to produce anything very much more dangerous.

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

We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glow-worm.

There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.

To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.

Experts should be on tap but never on top.

It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic.

We shape our buildings. Thereafter they shape us.

At the base and birth of every successful venture you will find an enthusiast.

My tastes are simple. I am easily satisfied with the best.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.

Britain's goal is not to survive, but to prevail.

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

Never give in!
Never give in!
Never, never, never, never
In nothing great or small,
Large or petty
Never give in except to
Convictions of honour
And good sense.

Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement, then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phrase is that just as you are about t be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him out to the public.

We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

An iron curtain has descended across the continent.

This is your victory! It is the victory of the cause of freedom in every land.
(in an address to the crowds in London, May 8, 1945)

We shall fight them on the beaches. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets; we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
(as British Prime Minister, addressing Parliament on June 4, 1940)

We discern across the centuries a commanding and versatile intelligence, wielding with equal force the sword of war and of justice.
(on King Alfred)

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

I like a man who grins when he fights.

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill designed for the purpose.

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks.

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.

Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

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

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.

Study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.

Lady Nancy Astor: "Winston, if you were my husband, I'd put poison in your coffee."
Churchill: "Nancy, if you were my wife, I'd drink it."

Member of British Parliament: "Mr. Churchill, must you fall asleep while I'm speaking?"
Churchill: "No, it's purely voluntary."

George Bernard Shaw: "Have reserved two tickets for opening night. Come and bring a friend, if you have one."
Churchill: "Impossible to come to first night. Will come to second night, if you have one."

The English never draw a line without blurring it.

Although always prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.

Logic is a poor guide compared with custom.

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