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Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Churchill 1874 - 1965
"It cannot 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."
December 20, 1912
"He (Lord Charles Beresford) is one
of those orators of whom it was well said. 'Before they get up, they
do not know what they are going to say; when they are speaking, they
do not know what they are saying; and when they have sat down, they
do not know what they have said.'"
November 9, 1914
"Business carried on as usual during
alterations on the map of Europe."
February 16, 1922
"The whole map of Europe has been changed
... but as the deluge subsides and the waters fall short we see the
dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again."
January 28, 1931
"I have waited 50 years to see the
boneless wonder (Ramsay Macdonald) sitting on the Treasury Bench."
November 12, 1936
"(The government) go on in strange
paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute,
adamant for drift, solid for fluidity."
October 1, 1939
"I cannot forecast to you the action
of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."
May 13, 1940
"I have nothing to offer but blood,
toil, tears and sweat."
May 13, 1940
"What is our policy? ... to wage war
against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable
catalogue of human crime."
June 4, 1940
"We shall not flag or fail. We shall
go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the
seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing
strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost
may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing
grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall
fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
June 18, 1940
"Let us therefore brace ourselves to
our duty, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its
Commonwealth lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This
was their finest hour.'"
August 20, 1940 - On the Battle of Britain
"Never in the field of human conflict
was so much owed by so many to so few."
February 9, 1941 - Addressing President Roosevelt
"Give us the tools and we will finish
December 30, 1941 - Addressing the Canadian Parliament
"When I warned them (the French Government)
that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their generals
told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, 'In three weeks
England will have her neck wrung like a chicken.' Some chicken! Some
November 10, 1942 - On the Battle of Egypt
"Now this is not the end. It is not
even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the
November 11, 1942
"We make this wide encircling movement
in the Mediterranean, having for its primary object the recovery of
the command of that vital sea, but also having for its object the
exposure of the underbelly of the Axis, especially Italy, to heavy
(Often misquoted as: "the soft under-belly of the Axis")
March 2, 1943
"National compulsory insurance for
all classes for all purposes from the cradle to the grave."
March 21, 1943
"There is no finer investment for any
community than putting milk into babies."
March 5, 1946
"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste
in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent."
('Iron curtain' previously had been applied by others to the Soviet
Union or her sphere of influence, e.g. Ethel Snowden in 1920, Dr Goebbels
in 1945, and by Churchill himself in a cable to President Truman on
June 4, 1945.)
November 11, 1947
"Democracy is the worst form of Government
except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."
June 26, 1954
"To jaw-jaw is always better than to
"In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance.
In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill." (Later attributed)
"Don't talk to me about naval tradition.
It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash." (Later attributed)
"I have taken more out of alcohol
than alcohol has taken out of me." (Later attributed)
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