Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory over Nazi Germany during World War II. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, and a writer. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work. 

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Never yield to force, never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

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

Politics is almost as exciting as war and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.

I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.

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

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.

The poor girl does not know how to have a conversation. Unfortunately, she does know how to speak.

It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice, I consider the real vice is making losses.

History is written by the victors.

Half my lifetime I have earned my living by selling words and, I hope, thoughts.

Never trust a man without vices.

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober, and you will still be ugly.

Thoughtless dilettante or purblind wordlings sometimes ask us "What is it that Britain and France are fighting for?" To this I answer "If we left off fighting you would soon find out".

MacDonald has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thought.

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain hazardous and conflicting information.

Advertising nourishes the consuming power of men. It sets up before a man the goal of a better home, better clothing, better food for himself and his family. It spurs individual exertion and greater production.

It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.

Say what you have to say, and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.

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