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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Neville Chamberlain looked at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe

There's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man

Lady Nancy Astor: Winston if you were my husband I'd poison your tea. Churchill: Nancy if I were your husband I'd drink it.

Responsibility is the price of greatness.

I was not the lion but it fell to me to give the lion's roar.

A sheep in sheep's clothing

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse pulling a sturdy wagon.

Soviet Union foreign policy is a puzzle inside a riddle wrapped in an enigma and the key is Russian nationalism.

Civilization will not last freedom will not survive peace will not be kept unless a very large majority of mankind unite together to defend them and show themselves possessed of a constabulary power before which barbaric and atavistic forces will

My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.

[And a pamphlet called] Pick me up ... There is no genuine hatred against Herr Hitler.

Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.

There is nothing wrong with change if it is in the right direction

Study history study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

There was unanimous automatic unquestioned agreement around our table.

I never worry about action but only about inaction

It would not have been possible for any man in public life to get through what I have gone through without the devoted assistance of what we in England call one's better half.

Anyone can rat but it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to re-rat

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right than to be responsible and wrong.


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