British statesman, soldier and writer (1874–1965)
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, was a British statesman, soldier and writer who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, during the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Apart from two years between 1922 and 1924, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1900 to 1964 and represented a total of five constituencies. Ideologically an economic liberal and imperialist, he was for most of his career a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955. He was a member of the Liberal Party from 1904 to 1924.
Winston Churchill Quotes Page 14
The British nation is unique in this respect, They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.
It is not open to the cool bystander ... to set himself up as an impartial judge of events which would never have occurred had he outstretched a helping hand in time.
We have not journeyed all this way across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy.
When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
When one is in office one has no idea how damnable things can feel to the ordinary rank and file of the public.
Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.
How little can we foresee the consequences either of wise or unwise action, of virtue or of malice. Without this measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
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