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However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

The first quality that is needed is audacity.

Short words are best, and old words are the best of all.

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from being discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

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

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.

We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.

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

An optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Defeat is never fatal. Victory is never final. It's courage that counts.

Atomic energy might be as good as our present-day explosives, but it is unlikely to produce anything very much more dangerous.

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

We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glow-worm.

There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.

To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.

Experts should be on tap but never on top.

It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic.

We shape our buildings. Thereafter they shape us.

At the base and birth of every successful venture you will find an enthusiast.

My tastes are simple. I am easily satisfied with the best.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.

Britain's goal is not to survive, but to prevail.

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

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 honour
And good sense.

Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement, then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phrase is that just as you are about t be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him out to the public.

We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

An iron curtain has descended across the continent.

This is your victory! It is the victory of the cause of freedom in every land.
(in an address to the crowds in London, May 8, 1945)

We shall fight them on the beaches. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets; we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
(as British Prime Minister, addressing Parliament on June 4, 1940)

We discern across the centuries a commanding and versatile intelligence, wielding with equal force the sword of war and of justice.
(on King Alfred)

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

I like a man who grins when he fights.

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill designed for the purpose.

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks.

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.

Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

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