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British Orator, Author and Prime Minister during World War II. 1874-1965
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"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities - but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."
ChristianityReligion
"No comment" is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.
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'Mr. Churchill, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea!' And if you were my wife, I would drink it!
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'You are drunk Sir Winston, you are disgustingly drunk. 'Yes, Mrs. Braddock, I am drunk. But you, Mrs. Braddock are ugly, and disgustingly fat. But, tomorrow morning, I, Winston Churchill will be sober.
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(Prime Minister Joseph) Chamberlain loves the working man - he loves to see him work
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(Sir Stafford Cripps) has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire
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...Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on.
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A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal.
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A communist is like a crocodile: when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up
Speech
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
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A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
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A joke is a very serious thing
Jokes
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
ChanceTruth
A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril
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A man is about as big as the things that make him angry
Anger
A medal glitters but it also casts a shadow
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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
OptimismPositive thinking
A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
Politicians
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
War
A sheep in sheep's clothing
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