Winston Churchill Quotes (666 quotes)
The Churchill wit (1965 edition)
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
“A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.”
Churchill by Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations (2008 edition), PublicAffairs - ISBN: 9781586486389
“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”
United Europe Meeting, Albert Hall, London (May 14, 1947)
“Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.”
30 August 1941. As quoted in: "Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists" (November 1950), p. 328. Also in: "A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations" (CRC Press, 1991) by Alan L. Mackay, p. 54 - ISBN: 9780750301060.
As quoted in: Reader's Digest (December 1954)
“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”
Maxims and reflections of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill (Houghton Mifflin, 1949), p. 168
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWinston Churchill
Born: November 30, 1874
Died: January 24, 1965 (aged 90)
Bio: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British Conservative politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the century, he served as Prime Minister twice.
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