Sunday, April 20, 2008

Quotes From Winston Churchill

I've always considered Winston Churchill to be one of the most eloquent speakers of the 20th century. Following are a selection his quotes:

Great and good are seldom the same man.

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

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

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

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

History is written by the victors.

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.

If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.

If you are going through hell, keep going.

If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.

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

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

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

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