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SIR WINSTON LEONARD SPENCER CHURCHILL (3)
English statesman and prime minister
(1874 - 1965)
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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.
      - [Animals]

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

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
      - [Optimism : Pessimism]

A sheep in sheep's clothing.
      - about Clement Atlee [Deceit]

All comes out even at the end of the day.
      - quoted by,
        in a speech at the Highbury Athenoeum
        [Day]

Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.
      - [Wisdom]

Anyone can rat, but it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to re-rat.
      - on rejoining the Conservatives 20 years after leaving the Liberals
        [Revenge]

At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper. . . .
      - [Democracy]

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities . . . because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
      - [Courage]

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
      - in a speech at Westminister College, Fulton, Missouri
        [Russia]

Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
      - in a radio broadcast [Tools]

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
      - [Character]

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
      - in a radio broadcast [Russia]

If he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
      - a radio broadcast on Jan. 20, 1940
        [Appeasement]

If you are going through hell, keep going.
      - [Effort]

If you're going through hell, keep going.
      - [Hell]

It [Chinese Labour in South Africa] could not, in the opinion of His Majesty's Government, be classified as slavery in the extreme acceptance of the word without some risk of terminological inexactitude.
      - in the British House of Commons [Slavery]

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

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
      - [Matrimony]

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
      - in a speech in the House of Commons on the Battle of Britain
        [Thanks]

Nothing in the world is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
      - [Violence]

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
      - [Solitude]

The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.
      - [Appeasement]

The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
      - [History]

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
      - [Work]


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