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Winston Churchill
Nov 30, 1874 - Jan 24, 1965
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Winston Churchill

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British conservative statesman, author, a classic orator and inspiring war leader Sir Winston Churchill helped lead his country and the Allies to victory as the prime minister of Britain during World War II.

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"Why, you can take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together - what do you get? The sum of their fears." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (11 votes)
"When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite." Life & Death 4.2 avg (21 votes)
"When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home." Government 4.3 avg (7 votes)
"We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weeaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job." Miscellaneous 4.4 avg (8 votes)
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Charity 4.6 avg (53 votes)
"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." Economics 4.7 avg (24 votes)
"We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glow-worm." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (28 votes)
"War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way 'til you can." War & Peace 4.4 avg (8 votes)
"Truth is incontrovertible, ignorance can deride it, panic may resent it, malice may destroy it, but there it is." Truth & Lies 4.6 avg (11 votes)
"Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war." War & Peace 4.5 avg (11 votes)
"This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read." Clever Jabs, Reading 4.7 avg (27 votes)
"There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (2 votes)
"There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result." War & Peace 4.7 avg (13 votes)
"There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies." Children 4.0 avg (5 votes)
"There are a lot of lies going around...and half of them are true." Truth & Lies 4.7 avg (9 votes)
"The United States stands at the pinnacle of world power. This is a solemn moment for the American democracy. For with primacy in power is joined an awe-inspiring accountability for the future." America, Responsibility 3.8 avg (14 votes)
"The price of greatness is responsibility." Responsibility 4.5 avg (15 votes)
"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes." Intelligence 4.4 avg (11 votes)
"The great principle which this house ought to guard and cherish is that, when the tax collector comes to the private citizen and takes from him of his wealth for the services of the public, the whole of that money taken shall go for the purposes for which it is intended, and that no private interests, however powerfully they may be organized and however eloquently advocated, shall thrust their dirty fingers into the pie and take the profits for themselves." Government 4.4 avg (9 votes)
"The destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits--not animals." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (5 votes)

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