Sir Winston Spencer Churchill
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
"My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best."
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened."
"If you are going through hell, keep going."
"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
"Never, never, never give in!"
"Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink."
"Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it."
Exchange between Lady Astor and Winston Churchill "
"For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else."
"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip."
"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."
"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."
"A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly."
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
"It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required."
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. "
"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."
"Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught."
"Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it."
"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
"We are all worms, But I do believe that I am a glow worm."
"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes."
"We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities."
"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
"You don't make the poor richer by making the rich poorer."
"Don't interrupt me while I'm interrupting."
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
"We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out."
"The price of greatness is responsibility."
"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope"
"Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people's idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage."
"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."
"Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move thier tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself, believe."
"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."
"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
"A joke is a very serious thing."
"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."
"There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at with no result."
"If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack."
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"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things."
"When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone."
Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."
"History is written by the victors."
"A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril. "
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
"A politician needs 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."
"A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him."
"Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have."
"Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public."
"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results."
"If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law."
"Difficulties mastered are opportunities won."
"Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. "
"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend ... if you have one."
George Bernard Shaw, playwright (to Winston Churchill)
"Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one."
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; theinherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
"A small lie needs a bodyguard of bigger lies to protect it."
"There is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure."
"This paper, by its very length, defends itself from ever being read."
"You create your own universe as you go along."
"All of the great empires of the future will be empires of the mind."
"We are still masters of our fate.We are still captains of our souls."
"To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
"Doubts [can] be swept away only by deeds."
"Never in the history of human conflict, has so much been owed by so many, to so few. It was perhaps, their finest hour."
"there is no such thing as a good tax"
"Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is--the strong horse that pulls the whole cart."
"If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons."
"When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home."
"If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future. "
"The malice of the wicked was reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous."
"it is the people who control the Government, not the Government the people."
"When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite. "
"I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial... I thought I knew a good deal about it all, I was sure I should not fail."
"Good and great are seldom in the same man. "
"Eating words has never given me indigestion."
"In War: Resolution,In Defeat: Defiance,In Victory: MagnaminityIn Peace: Good Will."
"The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong."
"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft."
"We are waiting for the long-promised invasion. So are the fishes."
"My conclusion on Freewill and predestination- they are identical."
"Decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent. "
"There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true."
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."
"Although prepared for martyrdom, I prefer that it be postponed."
"Success always demands a greater effort."
"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."
"Life is fraught with opportunities to keep your mouth shut."
"They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds."
"Always remember, that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me."
"No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism."
"Socialism needs to pull down wealth; liberalism seeks to raise up poverty. Socialism would destroy private interests, Liberalism would preserve [them] ... by reconciling them with public right. Socialism would kill enterprise; Liberalism would rescue enterprise from the trammels of privilege and preference. Socialism assails the preeminence of the individual; Liberalism seeks ... to build up a minimum standard for the mass. Socialism exalts the rule; Liberalism exalts the man. Socialism attacks capitalism; Liberalism attacks monopoly."
涉汇煮意要排泄 财富，自游主义要结束贫穷。涉汇煮意要消除私利，自游主义要保存自游。涉汇煮意要杀死企业，自游主义要保护企业不受特权干扰。涉汇煮意要攻击个人的至高地 位，自游主义要给穷人最低限度的保障。涉汇煮意崇拜规章，自游主义崇拜人性。涉汇煮意攻击自游主义，自游主义攻击任何形式的思想垄断。
"Money is like manure, its only good if you spread it around."
"I never worry about action, but only about inaction."