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There is no such thing as a good tax.
Sir Winston Churchill

We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glowworm.
Sir Winston Churchill

For myself I am an optimist. It does not seem to be much use to be anything else.
Sir Winston Churchill

Never give in, in nothing, great or small, large or petty, except to convictions of honor and
good sense.
Sir Winston Churchill

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit
the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous
whack.
Sir Winston Churchill

Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.
Sir Winston Churchill

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

Foolish perhaps, but I play for high stakes and given an audience there is no act too daring or
too noble.
Sir Winston Churchill

There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies and that is fighting without them.
Sir Winston Churchill

The final tribute is our own conscience.
Sir Winston Churchill

The Romans had a maxim. "Sharpen your weapons and limit your frontiers." But our maxim
seems to be "Diminish your weapons and increase your obligations."
Sir Winston Churchill

It always looks so easy to solve problems by taking the path of least resistance. What looks
like the easy road turns out to be the hardest and most cruel.
Sir Winston Churchill

Most people hate the taste of beer - to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice.
Sir Winston Churchill

There is time and hope if we combine patience with courage.
Sir Winston Churchill

Idleness is a dangerous breeding ground.
Sir Winston Churchill

In all battles two things are usually required of the Commander-in-Chief: to make a good
plan for his army and secondly to keep a strong reserve.
Sir Winston Churchill

It is a crime to despair. We must learn to draw from misfortune the means of future strength.
Sir Winston Churchill

Smoking cigars is like falling in love. First you are attracted to its shape; you stay with it for
its flavor; and you must always remember never, never, let the flame go out.
Sir Winston Churchill

How can I tell that my temper would have been as sweet or my companionship as agreeable
if I had abjured from in my youth the goddess Nicotine?
Sir Winston Churchill

Of two cigars pick the longest and strongest.
Sir Winston Churchill

Defeat is one thing; disgrace is another.
Sir Winston Churchill

Any clever person can make plans for winning a war if he has no responsibility for carrying
them out.
Sir Winston Churchill

A young man cannot expect to get very far in life without some good smacks in the eye.
Sir Winston Churchill

Nations which went down fighting rose again, but those which surrendered tamely were
finished.
Sir Winston Churchill

Socialism assails the pre-eminence of the individual.
Sir Winston Churchill

I am a Zionist. Let me make that clear. I was one of the original ones after the Balfour
Declaration and I have worked faithfully at it.
Sir Winston Churchill

My conscience is a good girl. I can come to terms with her.
Sir Winston Churchill

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

All men are equal and all distinctions between them are unhealthy and undemocratic.
Sir Winston Churchill

- Winston, you're drunk!
- Bessie, you're ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober.
Bessie Braddock, Sir Winston Churchill

The best method of acquiring flexibility is to have three or four plans for all the probable
contingencies all worked out with the utmost detail.
Sir Winston Churchill

It is not possibe to draw a hard-and-fast line between individualism and collectivism. You
cannot draw it either in theory or in practice. No man can be a collectivist alone or an
individualist alone. He must be both an individualist and a collectivist. Collectively we light our
streets and supply ourselves with water. But we do not make love collectively and the ladies
do not marry us collectively.
Sir Winston Churchill

If this is a world of vice and woe, I'll take the vice and you can have the woe.
Sir Winston Churchill

Wealth, taste and leisure can bring many things but they do not bring happiness.
Sir Winston Churchill

Is it the only lesson of history that mankind is unteachable?
Sir Winston Churchill

What the horn is to the rhinoceros, what the sting is to the wasp, the Mohammadan faith is
to the Arabs.
Sir Winston Churchill

If we are together nothing is impossible, and if we are divided all will fail.
Sir Winston Churchill

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