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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts
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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty
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I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat
(In his first speech as prime minister, addressing members in 'House of Commons')


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If you are going through hell, keep going
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Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm
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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
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To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
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He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire
(On British Labour politician Stafford Cripps)
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The price of greatness is responsibility.
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History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
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A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
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You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
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Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential
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Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge
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When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber
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The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult
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It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required
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If the present tries to sit in judgment of the past, it will lose the future
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I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals
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The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes
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This is the lesson: 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. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy
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All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me
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It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them
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Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen
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Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others
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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference
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Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it has been said, it is the quality which guarantees all others
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Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened
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I never worry about action, but only inaction
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Difficulties mastered are opportunities won
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There is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure
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The empires of the future are the empires of the mind
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My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best
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Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip
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Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it
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The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter
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For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else
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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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Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught
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We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out
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Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning
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A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest
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The vice of capitalism is that it stands for the unequal sharing of blessings; whereas the virtue of socialism is that it stands for the equal sharing of misery
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Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection
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Criticism is easy; achievement is difficult
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Eating my words has never given me indigestion.
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I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught
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Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time
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It is a crime to despair. We must learn to draw from misfortune the means of future strength
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I get my exercise being a pallbearer for those of my friends who believe in regular running and calisthenics
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It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time
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The message of dawn is hope
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Nourish your hopes but do not overlook realities
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There is time and hope if we combine patience with courage
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When you leave off dreaming, the universe ceases to exist.
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India is an abstraction…India is no more a political personality than Europe. India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator
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If truth is many-sided, mendacity is many-tongued
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There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true
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In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, good will.
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Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma
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I am going to give a long speech today. I haven’t had time to prepare a short one.
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The most precious thing I have in life is your love for me
(addressing his wife)
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I love you more each month that passes and feel the need of you and your beauty…. I am so devoured of egoism that I would like to have another soul in another world and meet you in another setting and pay you all the love and honor of the great romances (in a letter to his wife while fighting World War I)
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Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few (praising British airmen for their valor in World War II)
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Put your confidence in us. Give us your faith and your blessings and, under Providence, all will be well. Neither the sudden shock of battle, nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job (addressing American President Franklin Roosevelt)
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From Stettin in the Baltic, to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe—Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all of these famous cities and the populations around them, lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another not only to Soviet influence, but to a very high and, in many cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow (speaking at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, USA)
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Truth is so precious she must often be attended by a bodyguard of lies
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Never have I seen a man so staunch in pursuing the purpose at hand, so ready to accept responsibility for misfortune or so generous in victory (referring Dwight Eisenhower)
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The hyena in its nature broke all bounds of decency and common sense (referring Benito Mussolini)
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This wicked man, the repository and embodiment of many forms of soul-destroying hatred, the monstrous product of former wrongs and shames (referring Adolf Hitler)
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Implacable vengeance rising from a frozen pity. His sympathies cold and wide as the Arctic Ocean; his hatreds tight as the hangman’s noose. His purpose to save the world; his method to blow it up (referring Lenin)
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if I were your husband, I’d drink it (replying to Nancy Astor's remark, "if I were your wife, I’d put poison in your coffee.”)
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“it would have been splendid if the wine had been as cold as the soup, the beef as rare as the service, the brandy as old as the fish, and the maid as willing as the Duchess (speaking about a dinner party)
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Mrs. Braddock, you are ugly, and what’s more, disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow, I shall be sober (replying Mrs. Braddock's remark that he was "disgustingly drunk")