One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'.
Winston S. Churchill

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I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
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Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
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Never, never, never give in!
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A joke is a very serious thing.
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A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.
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All of the great empires of the future will be empires of the mind.
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An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
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An old battleax of a woman said to Winston Churchill, "If you were my husband I would put poison in your tea." Churchill's response, "Ma'am if you were my wife I would drink it.
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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
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I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
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If you are going through hell, keep going
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In War: Resolution,In Defeat: Defiance,In Victory: MagnanimityIn Peace: Good Will.
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It's no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
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It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.
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My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.
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One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'.
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People stumble over the truth from time to time,but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
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If you cannot read all your books...fondle them---peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances.
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Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.
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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
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Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.
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The price of greatness is responsibility.
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The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
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History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
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The wars of people will be more terrible than those of kings.
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If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle, or as it were, fondle them – peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that if you do not know what is in them, you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them at any rate be your acquaintances. If they cannot enter the circle of your life, do not deny them at least a nod of recognition.
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We are all worms, But I do believe that I am a glow worm.
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When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.
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Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.
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Writing a long and substantial book is like having a friend and companion at your side, to whom you can always turn for comfort and amusement, and whose society becomes more attractive as a new and widening field of interest is lighted in the mind.
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A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
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You will make all kinds of mistakes but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was meant to be wooed and won by youth.
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To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.
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Books, in all their variety, offer the human intellect the means whereby civilization may be carried triumphantly forward.
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When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.
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You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.
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This paper, by its very length, defends itself from ever being read.
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Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
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Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
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Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.
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It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
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However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
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This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end, this is just perhaps the end of the beginning.
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For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.
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Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
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Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.
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Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
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You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
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Winston Churchill, in addition to his careers of soldier and politician, was a prolific writer under the pen name 'Winston S. Churchill'. After being commissioned into the 4th Queen's Own Hussars in 1895, Churchill gained permission to observe the Cuban War of Independence, and sent war reports to The Daily Graphic. He continued his war journalism in British India, at the Siege of Malakand, then in the Sudan during the Mahdist War and in southern Africa during the Second Boer War. Churchill's fictional output included one novel and a short story, but his main output comprised non-fiction. After he was elected as an MP, over 130 of his speeches or parliamentary answers were also published in pamphlets or booklets; many

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