Quotations From WINSTON CHURCHILL

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  • 11.
    We shape our buildings: thereafter they shape us.
    Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer, prime minister. Time (New York, September 12, 1960).
  • 12.
    Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.
    Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer. The Second World War, epigraph (1948-1954). Churchill first used the words with reference to World War I....

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  • 13.
    If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
    Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer. The Grand Alliance, vol. 3, ch. 20, The Second World War (1950).

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  • 14.
    Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
    Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer. speech, Nov. 10, 1942, the Mansion House, London. The End of the Beginning (1943). on the Eighth Army's victory against Rommel at El Alamein, Egypt. In his History of the Second World War, vol. 4 (1951), Churchill wrote, "It may almost be said, 'Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.'..."
  • 15.
    Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
    Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer. speech, Aug. 20, 1940, House of Commons, London. Vol. 6, Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897-1963, ed. Robert Rhodes James (1974). Referring to the pilots who fought the Battle of Britain.
  • 16.
    The latest refinements of science are linked with the cruelties of the Stone Age.
    Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer. Speech, March 26, 1942, London, on the effects of war.
  • 17.
    We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.
    Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer. radio broadcast, Oct. 21, 1940. To the French people.

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  • 18.
    India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.
    Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer, prime minister. Speech, March 18, 1931, in Royal Albert Hall, London.
  • 19.
    The English never draw a line without blurring it.
    Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer. speech, Nov. 16, 1948, to House of Commons.
  • 20.
    We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
    Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer. Speech, June 4, 1940, House of Commons, London. Vol. 6, Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897-1963, ed. Robert Rhodes James (1974). After the retreat from Dunkirk, France.

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