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Some Churchillian Quotes

With Thanks to Mick Penn for sending this in.

  • Diplomacy is the art of telling peope to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.
  • You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.
  • Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.
  • A nation that forgets its past has no future.
  • The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
  • If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.
  • Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
  • There is nothing government can give you that it hasn't taken from you in the first place.
  • The best argument against democracy os a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
  • Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
  • If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea, she must always choose the open sea.
  • The main vice of captialism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery.
  • However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
  • You don't make the poor richer by making the rich poorer.
  • A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
  • Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.
  • 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'd rather argue against a hundred idiots than have one agree with me.
  • Islam is more dangerous in a man than rabies in a dog.
  • In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
  • Life is fraught with opportunities to keep your mouth shut.
  • An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.