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Winston Churchill , Sir
Winston Churchill , Sir

The Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II, Sir Winston Churchill rose to power after serving in different posts in liberal and conservative governments for more than three decades. The son of Lord Randolph Churchill and an American mother, Churchill remained Prime Minister and Minister of Defence until 1945, then returned to the position in 1951 until his resignation in 1954.…

Date of Birth: November 30, 1874
Date of Death: January 24, 1965


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"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." Winston Churchill
As quoted in Dictionary of British Politics (2004) pg. 324 Famously quipped by Churchill about Sir Stafford Cripps, who Churchill was forced to work closely with during his time as Prime Minister. Add Category or Author

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"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." Winston Churchill
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"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston Churchill
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"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes." Winston Churchill
As quoted in Cracking up: American humor in a time of conflict (2006) pg. 79 Add Category or Author

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"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts." Winston Churchill
As quoted in The Prodigal Project : Book I : Genesis (2003) pg. 224 Add Category or Author

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"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last." Winston Churchill
Reader's Digest (December 1954) Churchill, famous for his no-compromise stance with tyranny, and in particular, Hitler, spoke this on appeasing, which he considered intolerable. Add Category or Author

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"Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." Winston Churchill
The Official Report, House of Commons (5th Series) , 11 November 1947, vol. 444, cc. 206–07 From a speech given by Churchill in the House of Commons in 1947. Add Category or Author

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"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill
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"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill
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"Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose." Winston Churchill
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"Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never -- in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense." Winston Churchill
Speech at Harrow, October 29, 1941 There is a myth associated with this quote--that Churchill spoke only these words and sat down. The actual speech is actually longer and Churchill did deliver it all. The school he spoke at was his own old school. The speech continues, "We stood all alone a year ago, and to many countries it seemed that our account was closed, we were finished. All this tradition of ours, our songs, our School history, this part of the history of this country, were gone and finished and liquidated." Add Category or Author

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"Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." Winston Churchill
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"If you are going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill
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"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill
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"Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent." Winston Churchill
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"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." Winston Churchill
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"In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice" Winston Churchill
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"To meet Roosevelt with all his buoyant sparkle, his iridescence, was like opening a bottle of champagne." Winston Churchill
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"If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire." Winston Churchill
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"There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion." Winston Churchill
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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill
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Winston Churchill
Birth: 1874-11-30 Death: 1965-01-24

"Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry."

The Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II, Sir Winston Churchill rose to power after serving in different posts in liberal and conservative governments for more than three decades. The son of Lord Randolph Churchill and an American mother, Churchill remained Prime Minister and Minister of Defence until 1945, then returned to the position in 1951 until his resignation in 1954. In addition to being a world leader, Churchill was an established author, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953. His memoirs of WWII ran six large volumes alone and his speeches continue to b…



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