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If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it. Winston Churchill

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Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. Winston Churchill

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The price of greatness is responsibility. Winston Churchill

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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure. Winston Churchill

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Today is Trinity Sunday. Centuries ago words were written to be a call and a spur to the faithful servants of Truth and Justice: Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valor, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be. Winston Churchill

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Give us the tools, and we will finish the job. Winston Churchill

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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. Winston Churchill

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If you're going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

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Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen Winston Churchill

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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, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in Gods good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old. Winston Churchill

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The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Winston Churchill

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Never, never, never, never give up. Winston Churchill

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Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

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

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All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes. Winston Churchill

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We must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, and the English common law find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence. Winston Churchill

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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. Winston Churchill

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Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill

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

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A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. Winston Churchill

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When I look back on all the worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened. Winston Churchill

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

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He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. Winston Churchill

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I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks. Winston Churchill

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My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. Winston Churchill

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

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The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. Winston Churchill

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I am easily satisfied with the very best. Winston Churchill

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If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you! Winston Churchill

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If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use the pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time; a tremendous whack. Winston Churchill

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Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never -- in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Winston Churchill

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There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion. Winston Churchill

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

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

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True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information. Winston Churchill

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

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This was their finest hour Winston Churchill

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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. Winston Churchill

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An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile -- hoping it will eat him last. Winston Churchill

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

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There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies. Winston Churchill

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I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar. Winston Churchill

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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. Winston Churchill

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Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. Winston Churchill

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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. Winston Churchill

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The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. Winston Churchill

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

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

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We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges. Winston Churchill

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I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. Winston Churchill