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Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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.
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.
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
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.
A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong - these are the features which constitute the endle
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Ne
In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.
We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.
What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.
Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.
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.
I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.
In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside.
I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.
It is a fine game to play - the game of politics - and it is well worth waiting for a good hand before really plunging.