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The Best Winston Churchill Quotes

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A list of the best Winston Churchill quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Winston Churchill quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Winston Churchill quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Winston Churchill should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Winston Churchill quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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    This was their finest hour

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    If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.

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    I am easily satisfied with the very best.

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    Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.

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    No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.

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    To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

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    I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks.

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    Still, 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 precarious 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 live as slaves.

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    A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

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    I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

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    Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.

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    It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.

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    Nothing is so exhilarating in life as to be shot at with no result.

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    There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.

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    Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

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    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

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    This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.

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    I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

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    All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

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    When I am abroad, I always make it a rule to never criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.

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    Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.

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    In war you can be killed only once. In politics, many times.

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    Politicians have the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterward to explain why it didn't happen.

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    Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.