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

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


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.


Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.


It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.


I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.


We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.


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


Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.


Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.


When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.


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


Never, never, never give up.


I never worry about action, but only inaction.


Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.


A joke is a very serious thing.


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.


Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.


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.


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


The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.


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