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Winston Churchill
Nov 30, 1874 - Jan 24, 1965
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Winston Churchill

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British conservative statesman, author, a classic orator and inspiring war leader Sir Winston Churchill helped lead his country and the Allies to victory as the prime minister of Britain during World War II.

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"If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce." War & Peace 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." Freedom, War & Peace 5.0 avg (62 votes)
"In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." Truth & Lies, War & Peace 4.8 avg (20 votes)
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." Democracy 4.8 avg (31 votes)
"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." Quotations 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"It is hard, if not impossible, to snub a beautiful woman - they remain beautiful and the rebuke recoils." Beauty 4.3 avg (7 votes)
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened." Truth & Lies 4.9 avg (12 votes)
"My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me." Marriage 3.9 avg (12 votes)
"Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." Motivation & Goals 4.8 avg (29 votes)
"Never interrupt me when I'm trying to interrupt you." Clever Jabs, Talking 5.0 avg (20 votes)
"Politics are almost as exciting as war and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times." Politics, War & Peace 3.7 avg (3 votes)
"Saving is a fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you." Money 4.5 avg (11 votes)
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel or envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Government 4.7 avg (82 votes)
"Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is--the strong horse that pulls the whole cart." Politics 3.6 avg (10 votes)
"Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." Success 4.5 avg (31 votes)
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Courage, Success 4.9 avg (61 votes)
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." Democracy 4.9 avg (121 votes)
"The destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits--not animals." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (5 votes)
"The great principle which this house ought to guard and cherish is that, when the tax collector comes to the private citizen and takes from him of his wealth for the services of the public, the whole of that money taken shall go for the purposes for which it is intended, and that no private interests, however powerfully they may be organized and however eloquently advocated, shall thrust their dirty fingers into the pie and take the profits for themselves." Government 4.4 avg (9 votes)
"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes." Intelligence 4.4 avg (11 votes)

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