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Winston Churchill
November 30, 1874 - January 24, 1965
Nationality: English
Category: Statesman
Subcategory: English Statesman

We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.


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.


History is written by the victors.


In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.


I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.


Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.


The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.


You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.


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


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.


If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.


The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.


An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.


Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain thought it was only a greater Birmingham.


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.


We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.


Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.


We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.


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


These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.


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