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By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

The Dark Ages may return-the Stone Age may return on the gleaming wings of Science; and what might now shower immeasureable material blessings upon mankind may even bring about its total destruction. Beware! I say. Time may be short. Referring to the discovery of atomic energy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

Socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the object worship of the state.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

Watch your character for your character is your destiny.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

Unteachable from infancy to tomb — There is the first & main characteristic of mankind.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

There is no such thing as a good tax.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

Nothing is perfect on the human stage.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

A man must choose his own way of life, and…it is only by following out one’s own bent that there can be the really harmonious life.” [In an interview conducted by Bram Stoker]

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

There comes a precious moment in all of our lives when we are tapped on the shoulder and offered the opportunity to do something very special that is unique to us and our abilities, what a tragedy it would be if we are not ready or willing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die: but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

I remember when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum's Circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit on the program which I most desired to see was the one described as ‘The Boneless Wonder’. My parents judged that the spectacle would be too demoralizing and revolting for my youthful eye and I have waited fifty years, to see The Boneless Wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

Thus, then, on the night of the tenth of May, 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.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Winston Churchill

War will find us whether we are ready or not.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

If you travel the earth, you will find it is largely divided into two classes of people-people who say 'I wonder why such and such is not done" and people who say "Now who is going to prevent me from doing that thing?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

Side by side ... the British and French peoples have advanced to rescue ... mankind from the foulest and most soul-destroying tyranny which has ever darkened and stained the pages of history. Behind them ... gather a group of shattered States and bludgeoned races: the Czechs, the Poles, the Norwegians, the Danes, the Dutch, the Belgians -- upon all of whom the long night of barbarism will descend, unbroken even by a star of hope, unless we conquer, as conquer we must; as conquer we shall.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

Most people hate the taste of beer - to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice that many people have been able to overcome.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

Victory was to be bought so dear as to be almost indistinguishable from defeat.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

And wherever men are fighting against barbarism, tyranny, and massacre, for freedom, law, and honour, let them remember that the fame of their deeds, even though they themselves be exterminated, may perhaps be celebrated as long as the world rolls round.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

The only guide to a man's conscience, the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

872, Ivar, King of the Northmen of all Ireland and Britain , ended his life." He had conquered Mercia and East Anglia. He had captured the major stronghold of the kingdom of Strathclyde, Dumbarton. Laden with loot and seemingly invincible, he settled in Dublin and died there peacefully two years later. The pious chroniclers report that he "slept in Christ." Thus it may be that he had the best of both worlds.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

Strategy is all very well, but it pays to give thought from time to time to the results.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

I have never accepted what many people have kindly said - namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

This movement among the Jews is not new... This world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilisation and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing... It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the Nineteenth Century.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

My mother made a brilliant impression upon my childhood life. She shone for me like the evening star.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

Remember the story of the Spanish prisoner. For many years he was confined in a dungeon... One day it occurred to him to push the door of his cell. It was open; and it had never been locked.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

I am in favor of deliberately spreading methodically prepared bacteria among people and animals -- mildew ... to destroy the harvests, anthrax to destroy horses and livestock, and the plague, in order to kill not only entire armies, but also the inhabitants of large regions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

Never stand so high upon a principle that you cannot lower it to suit the circumstances.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

A communist is like a crocodile: when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

It happens that once we learn a thing, the motivation to keep it up grows and expands further as well. If you're going through hell, keep going.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

Men and kings must be judged in the testing moments of their lives. Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because, as has been said, it is the quality which guarantees all others.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

When you're 20 you care what everyone thinks, when you're 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks, when you're 60 you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place. You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

Hasty work and premature decisions may lead to penalties out of all proportion to the issues immediately involved.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

When a new book appears one should read an old one.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

These cruel, wanton, indiscriminate bombings of London are, of course, a part of Hitler's invasion plans. He hopes, by killing large numbers of civilians, and women and children, that he will terrorise and cow the people of this mighty imperial city ... Little does he know the spirit of the British nation, or the tough fibre of the Londoners.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Winston Churchill

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

We get to make a living; we give to make a life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

The Pashtun tribes are always engaged in private or public war. Every man is a warrior, a politician and a theologian Every large house is a real feudal fortress....Eve ry family cultivates its vendetta; every clan, its feud....Nothing is ever forgotten and very few debts are left unpaid.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

Eating words has never given me indigestion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

The rest and the spell of sleep in the middle of the day refresh the human frame far more than a long night. We were not made by Nature to work, or even to play, from eight o'clock in the morning till midnight. We throw a strain upon our system which is unfair and improvident. For every purpose of business or pleasure, mental or physical, we ought to break our days and our marches into two.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

We are really doing our very best. There are no doubt many mistakes and shortcomings. A lot of things are done none too well. Some things that ought to be done have not yet been done...[But Britain's effort has] justly commanded the wonder and admiration of every friendly nation in the world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.