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Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
British politician [more author details]
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One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'.
Sir Winston Churchill, Second World War (1948)
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Sir Winston Churchill, Speech at Harvard University, September 6, 1943
For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Sir Winston Churchill, speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet, London, November 9, 1954
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
Sir Winston Churchill, Speech in March 1946
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
Sir Winston Churchill, Speech in November 1942
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Sir Winston Churchill, speech in the House of Commons, July 14, 1940
A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.
Sir Winston Churchill, speech in the House of Commons, November 29, 1944
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.
Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong-these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.
Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, House of Commons, May 2, 1935

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