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Energy of mind does not depend on energy of body.
Sir Winston Churchill

Nourish your hopes but do not overlook realities.
Sir Winston Churchill

When I was younger I made it a rule never to take a strong drink before lunch. It is now my
rule never to do so before breakfast.
Sir Winston Churchill

If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not
fight when your victory will be sure, you may come to the moment when you will have to
fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival.
Sir Winston Churchill

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
Sir Winston Churchill

France though armed to the teeth is pacifist to the core.
Sir Winston Churchill

Don't give your child money. As far as you can afford it, give him horses. No hour is lost that
is spent in the saddle.
Sir Winston Churchill

Let it not be thought that the age of chivalry belongs to the past.
Sir Winston Churchill

Reconstructing a cabinet is like solving a kaleidoscopic jigsaw puzzle.
Sir Winston Churchill

In critical and baffling situations, it is always best to return to first principle and simple
action.
Sir Winston Churchill

Hate is a bad guide. I have never considered myself at all a good hater - though I recognize
that from moment to moment hate has added stimulus to pugnacity.
Sir Winston Churchill

The Declaration of Independence is not only an American document. It follows on the Magna
Carta and the Bill of Rights as the third great title-deed in which the liberties of the
English-speaking people are founded.
Sir Winston Churchill

Ambition, not so much for vulgar ends, but for fame, glints in every mind.
Sir Winston Churchill

The tail of China is large and will not be wagged.
Sir Winston Churchill

We cannot escape our dangers by recoiling from them.
Sir Winston Churchill

National unity does not mean national unanimity.
Sir Winston Churchill

It is no use leading other nations up the garden and then running away when the dog growls.
Sir Winston Churchill

There is only one answer to defeat and that is victory.
Sir Winston Churchill

The only limits to human progress are those made by our own shortcomings. Science is ready
to extend the frontiers of every country without injury to the rights of others and to increase
the well-being of every people at the expense of none.
Sir Winston Churchill

Socialism is contrary to human nature.
Sir Winston Churchill

A man's life must be nailed to the cross of either Thought or Action.
Sir Winston Churchill

Time is neutral; but it can be made the ally of those who will seize it and use it to the full.
Sir Winston Churchill

Do not disband your army until you have got your terms.
Sir Winston Churchill

Criticism is easy; achievement is difficult.
Sir Winston Churchill

I get into bed, turn out the light, say, "Bugger the lot of them," and go to sleep.
Sir Winston Churchill

Material progress, however magnificent, will never accomplish the mission of mankind.
Sir Winston Churchill

Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.
Sir Winston Churchill

The essence of American journalism is vulgarity divested of truth.
Sir Winston Churchill

We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a
bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
Sir Winston Churchill

There are two ways of securing cooperation in human action. You get cooperation by
controls or you can get it by comprehension.
Sir Winston Churchill

In world affairs, it is no use indulging in hate and revenge. They are the most expensive and
futile and self-destroying luxuries by which one can squander the treasure accumulated by
the valour of your sons and daughters.
Sir Winston Churchill

Our difficulties and our dangers will not be removed by closing our eyes to them.
Sir Winston Churchill

Great quarrels arise from small occasions but seldom from small causes.
Sir Winston Churchill

If you travel the earth, you will find it is largely divided into two classes of people - people
who say "I wonder why such and such is not done" and people who say "Now who is going to
prevent me from doing that thing?"
Sir Winston Churchill

The soul of freedom is deathless; it cannot, and will not, perish.
Sir Winston Churchill

What we mean is a personal property-owning democracy. Households which have possessions
which they prize and cherish because they are their own, or even a house and garden of
their own, a little money put by for a rainy day, or an insurance policy - that is what the
Conservatives mean by property-owning democracy.
Sir Winston Churchill

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