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Winston Churchill

1874 – 1965 CE

At the top of world politics for 50 years and one of the most influential leaders in all history, Churchill was also an accomplished artist, an author who won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and amateur bricklayer who bred butterflies. A Cassandra of his time, he very early and almost alone warned of Hitler and Nazi Germany, Stalin and the Soviet threat, and Gandhi’s approach to Indian Independence leading to the Islamic consequences we’re suffering today. Overcoming a serious speech impediment, his radio broadcasts and communications held Britain together when they were standing almost alone against Hitler, helped bring vital US support, and win WW II.

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Quotes by Winston Churchill (24 quotes)

“A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.”

Chapters: 18. The Sick Society

Themes: Fanaticism

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“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”

Chapters: 65. Simplicity: the Hidden Power of Goodness

Themes: Deception Lies

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“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

Chapters: 23. Nothing and Not

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“All of the great empires of the future will be empires of the mind.”

Chapters: 80. A Golden Age

Themes: Shambhala

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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.”

Chapters: 36. The Small, Dark Light

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“If you are going through hell, keep going.”

Chapters: 41. Distilled Life

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“If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.”

Chapters: 53. Shameless Thieves

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“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”

Chapters: 18. The Sick Society

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“Life is fraught with opportunities to keep your mouth shut.”

Chapters: 56. One with the Dust

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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.”

Chapters: 41. Distilled Life

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“Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.”

Chapters: 50. Claws and Swords

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“Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.”

Chapters: 12. This Over That

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“Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.”

Chapters: 57. Wu Wei

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Chapters: 13. Honor and Disgrace

Themes: Success Failure

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“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Chapters: 43. No Effort, No Trace

Themes: Success Failure

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

Chapters: 49. No Set Mind

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“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

Chapters: 75. Greed

Themes: Change

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“We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first.
There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.”

Chapters: 20. Unconventional Mind

Themes: Deception

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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Chapters: 77. Stringing a Bow

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“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”

Chapters: 69. No Enemy

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“When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.”

Chapters: 46. Enough

Themes: Letting Go

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“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”

Chapters: 9. Know When to Stop

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“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

Themes: Socialism

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“The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.”

Themes: Victory

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Quotes about Winston Churchill (2 quotes)

“Winston Churchill, whose speeches were in themselves part of Britain’s defenses… and there had been no such complete enrollment of all citizens since the days of Sparta… But words, no more than money, win wars.”

H. G. Wells 1866 – 1946 CE
A father of science fiction and One World Government apostle
from Outline of History

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“In my own vocation of historian, I am impressed by the leadership of the great amateurs... in the original sense of the word ’amateur,’—a lover of the subject—these people tried what the professionals would not dare. Among the great amateurs are Edward Gibbon, Winston Churchill, and Henry Adams.”

Daniel J. Boorstin 1914 – 2004 CE
American intellectual Paul Revere
from Hidden History, 1987

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