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

Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.


This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.


When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.


We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years.


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.


One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.


It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.


He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.


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.


To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.


The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.


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.


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.


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.


I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.


Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.


Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.


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.


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.


Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

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