Quotes from Winston Churchill


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Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.


Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.


A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.


No crime is so great as daring to excel.


You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.


I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.


Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.


Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.


There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.


The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.


Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.


A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.


Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.


We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.


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.


We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.


All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.


We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.


The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.


India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.