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Winston Churchill

1874-1965. British politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955).

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Writing 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.

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An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile -- hoping it will eat him last.

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We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.

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The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

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Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

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Politicians have the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterward to explain why it didn't happen.

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Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.

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Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.

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The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemen's speech is that making a profit is a sin. It is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss!

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Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount.

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