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Winston Churchill quotes page 5

The idea that nothing is true except what we comprehend is silly.
Sir Winston Churchill

There is a precipice on either side of you - a precipice of caution and a precipice of
over-daring.
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I have no patience with people who are always raising difficulties.
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Never stand so high upon a principle that you cannot lower it to suit the circumstances.
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How many wars have been averted by patience and good will?
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I like a man who grins when he fights.
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To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
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Happy are the painters for they shall not be lonely.
Sir Winston Churchill

It is a curious fact about the British Islanders, who hate drill and have not been invaded for a
nearly thousand years, that as danger comes nearer and grows they become progressively
less nervous; when it is imminent they are fierce, when it is mortal they are fearless.
Sir Winston Churchill

The vice of capitalism is that it stands for the unequal sharing of blessings; whereas the
virtue of socialism is that it stands for the equal sharing of misery.
Sir Winston Churchill

Democracy is no harlot to be picked up on the street by a man with a tommy gun.
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Dangers which are warded off by effective precaution and foresight are never even
remembered.
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You must never make a promise which you do not fulfill.
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In sport, in courage, and in the sight of Heaven, all men must meet on equal terms.
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The story of the human race is war. Except for brief and precarious interludes there has
never been peace in the world.
Sir Winston Churchill

Have some whiskey and soda water. It is a good drink to draw a sword on.
Sir Winston Churchill

Worry is a spasm of the emotion.
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It is impossible to obtain a conviction for sodomy from an English jury. Half of them don't
believe that it can physically be done, and the other half is doing it.
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If you're going through hell, keep going.
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It is one thing to see the forward path and another to be able to take it.
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Victory will never be found by taking the line of least resistance.
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If I stay, for the time being, bearing the burden at my age, it is not because of love for
power or office. I have had an ample share of both. If I stay it is because I have the feeling
that I may, through things that have happened, have an influence on what I care about
above all else - the heralding of a sure and lasting peace.
Sir Winston Churchill

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said...
that he had a lot of issues in his life, most of which never happened.
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I am going to give a long speech today. I haven't had time to prepare a short one.
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It seems to me the tide of destiny is moving steadily in our favor, though the voyage will be
long and rough.
Sir Winston Churchill

It's an extraordinary business this way of bringing babies into the world. I don't know how
God thought of it.
Sir Winston Churchill

It would be a great reform in politics if wisdom could be made to spread as easily and
rapidly as folly.
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My religion prescribed an absolute sacred rite of smoking cigars and drinking alcohol.
Sir Winston Churchill

Our aristocracy has largely passed from life into history; but our millionaires, the financiers,
the successful pugilists and the film stars who constitute our modern galaxy and enjoy the
same kind of privileges as did the outstanding figures of the seventeenth and eighteenth
centuries - are all expected to lead model lives.
Sir Winston Churchill

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the
future.
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The zeal and efficiency of a diplomatic representative is measured by the quality and not by
the quantity of information he supplies.
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The stronger your imagination the more variegated your universe.
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We shall forgo our luxuries but not our pleasures.
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No more force should be used than is necessary to insure compliance with the law.
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The object of Parliament is to substitute argument for fistcuffs.
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Good cognac is like a woman. Do not assault it. Coddle and warm it in your hands before you
sip it.
Sir Winston Churchill

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