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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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“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
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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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“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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“My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.”
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“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
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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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“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
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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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“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
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“Never, never, never give in!”
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“Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.”
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“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
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“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.”
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“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.”
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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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“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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“Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”
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“A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.”
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“Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains.”
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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 honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
Winston Churchill, Never Give In!: The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches
“Don't interrupt me while I'm interrupting.”
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“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”
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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
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“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."

[On British Labour politician Stafford Cripps.]
Winston Churchill, Wealth, War and Wisdom
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
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“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”
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“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
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