Quotations: Sir Winston Churchill
A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash. [cheesy.gif]
Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.
It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.
It's no use saying, ''We are doing our best.'' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.