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Nov 30, 1874 - Jan 24, 1965
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Winston Churchill's 2 speeches
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.
"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."
"Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing...after they have exhausted all other possibilities."
"It is hard, if not impossible, to snub a beautiful woman - they remain beautiful and the rebuke recoils."
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
"There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies."
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
"Never interrupt me when I'm trying to interrupt you."
"I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly."
"He is a very modest man with a great deal to be modest about."
"This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read."
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."
"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."
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
War & Peace
"Arise and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time."
"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
"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."
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