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

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


A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.


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.


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.


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


Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.


The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.


The first quality that is needed is audacity.


The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.


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

    Topics: Courage

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.


I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.


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.


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.


It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

    Topics: Courage

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.


From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.


"No comment" is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.


To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.


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