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War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another
No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.
It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.
We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.
Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
The maxim of the British people is Business as usual.
Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. [About Russia]
There are few virtues that the Poles do not possess and there are few errors they have ever avoided.
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.
The empires of the futures are the empires of the mind.
Logic is a poor guide compared with custom.
Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.
We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.
They are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount.
I have never accepted what many people have kindly said-namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time.
It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
No comment is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
Short words are the best and old words when short are best of all.
It's no use saying, We are doing our best. You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
In those days he was wiser than he is now -- he used frequently to take my advice.

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