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November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965; aBritish politician, author, military officer in the British Army and scholar, Winston Churchill is one of the driving forces that helped move Britain into the 20th centuries. Generally considered to be one of the most accomplished frontrunners of the century for his actions during WWII, during his lifetime he was awarded a Nobel Prize and later became the only leader to be declared an honorary citizen of the U.S. Churchill was a popular British politician who during his career rose to the position of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, serving in the seat twice, first from 1940 until 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. The son of Lord Randolph Churchill, Winston Churchill was the descendant of a political, aristocratic family. Lord Randolph Churchill, served as the Chancellor of the Exchequer (title held by the British Cabinet minister who is responsible for all economic and financial matters). Churchill began his career as a military officer, serving often in the Second Boer War in Sudan and British India. During his service, he acted as a correspondent and author, recording and documenting the action oversea. In his political career he held numerous cabinet positions, including President of the Board of the Trade and Home Secretary. During WWI, Churchill left the government following a controversial campaign and returned to active military duty as a commander in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, a military battalion. Following WW , Churchill returned his government career serving multiple positions, including Secretary for Air. In 1925, Churchill returned the nation to the more recognized gold standard, a controversial move meant to stabilize the British Economy.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.
Sir Winston Churchill

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Sir Winston Churchill

All the great things are simple and many can be expressed in a single word: Freedom; justice;
honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Sir Winston Churchill

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything
else.
Sir Winston Churchill

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Sir Winston Churchill

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

Who dares wins.
Sir Winston Churchill


My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.
Sir Winston Churchill

My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have
been wrecked.
Sir Winston Churchill

Nothing is so exhilarating in life as to be shot at with no result.
Sir Winston Churchill

Danger - if you meet it promptly and without flinching - you will reduce the danger by half.
Never run away from anything. Never!
Sir Winston Churchill

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar
Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved
upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors
and look for more.
Sir Winston Churchill

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Sir Winston Churchill

Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman.
Sir Winston Churchill

Charles de Gaulle looks like a female Llama surprised in her bath.
Sir Winston Churchill

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Sir Winston Churchill

The price of greatness is responsibility.
Sir Winston Churchill

What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world
a better place to live in after we are gone?
Sir Winston Churchill

At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy, is the little man walking into the booth,
with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper.
Sir Winston Churchill

Truth is so precious that she must often be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
Sir Winston Churchill

Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Sir Winston Churchill

Saving is a fine thing - especially when your parents have done it for you.
Sir Winston Churchill

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is ready for the ordeal of meeting me is
another matter.
Sir Winston Churchill

I am not in favor of the present rate of taxation on earned income. It will destroy all
incentive.
Sir Winston Churchill

Large views always triumph over small ideas.
Sir Winston Churchill

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them
are true.
Sir Winston Churchill

Never trust a man who has not a single redeeming vice.
Sir Winston Churchill

When they told me that by the year 2100 women would rule the world, my reply was, "Still?"
Sir Winston Churchill

The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom not a trade; character not technicalities.
Sir Winston Churchill

Art is to beauty what honor is to honesty.
Sir Winston Churchill

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Sir Winston Churchill

The only way a man can remain consistent amid changing circumstances is to change with
them while preserving the same dominating purpose.
Sir Winston Churchill

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because it is the quality which
guarantees all others.
Sir Winston Churchill

- Your fly-buttons are undone.
- No matter. The dead bird does not leave the nest.
Sir Winston Churchill

All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than it has taken out of me.
Sir Winston Churchill

How much easier it is to join bad companions than shake them off.
Sir Winston Churchill

Sometimes it is not enough that we do our best; we must do what is required.
Sir Winston Churchill

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