We are with Europe but not of it. We are linked, not combined. We are interested and associated, not absorbed. And should European statesmen address us in the words that were used of old - Shall I speak for thee to the King or the Captain of the Host? - we should reply with the Shunamite woman: "Nay
Not to have an adequate air force in the present state of the world is to compromise the foundations of national freedom and independence.
War is horrible, but slavery is worse.
A good party man puts his party above himself and his country above his party.
A nation that forgets its past has no future.
I only believe in statistics that I doctored myself
You ask, What is our policy? I will say; 'It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.' You ask, What is our ai
We were not made by Nature to work, or even to play, from eight o'clock in the morning till midnight. We ought to break our days and our marches into two.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
The British people are good all through. You can test them as you would put a bucket into the sea and always find it salt.
Don't mind the five or more million Germans. Stalin will see to them they will cease to exist.
My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, 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.
We have no lasting friends, no lasting enemies, only lasting interests.
You have to run risks. There are no certainties in war. There is a precipice on either side of you - a precipice of caution and a precipice of over-daring.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
I'd rather argue against a hundred idiots, than have one agree with me.
Give me the facts, and I will twist them the way I want, to suit my argument.
If you find something you really love, you will never work again.
A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic. They make frantic efforts to bar our thoughts and words; they are afraid of the workings of the human mind.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. Winston Churchil
The only way a man can remain consistent amid changing circumstances is to change with them while preserving the same dominating purpose.
He is like a female llama surprised in her bath.
I hope I shall never see the daywhen the Force of Rightis deprived of the Right of Force.
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.
I expect you will find that change is the best kind of rest.
We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We shall never surrender and even if, which I do not for the moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our empire beyond
Preposition: An enormously versatile part of grammar, as in 'What made you pick this book I didn't want to be read to out of up for?'
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.