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Quotations by author » Winston Churchill
British Orator, Author and Prime Minister during World War II. 1874-1965
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Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
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Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Dictators
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won
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Do not criticize your government when out of the country. Never cease to do so when at home.
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Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.
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Don't argue about difficulties. The difficulties will argue for themselves.
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Don't be careless about yourselves--on the other hand not too careful. Live well but do not flaunt it. Laugh a little and teach your men to laugh--get good humor under fire--war is a game that's played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
War
Don't take 'no' for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. 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 s
Doing Your BestFailureMistakesPositive thinking
Don't talk to me about Naval tradition! It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash
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During my life, I have often had to eat my own words, and on the whole I have found them a wholesome diet
Words
Each beat guides me in Your direction.
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Eating words has never given me indigestion.
World
even the Almighty took seven.
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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.
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Everybody has a right to pronounce foreign names as he chooses.
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Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
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Experts should be on tap but never on top.
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For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
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For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
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For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else
OptimismPositive thinking
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