22 Quotes filtered by Winston Churchill

It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.

Winston Churchill

Category: Profit

Tags: Economics, Profit, Winston Churchill

Free speech carries with it the evil of all foolish, unpleasant venomous things that are said but, on the whole, we would rather lump them than do away with them.

Winston Churchill

Category: Free Speech

Tags: Free Speech, Policy, Winston Churchill

We hope to see a Europe where men of every country will think as much of being a European as of belonging to their native land, and that without losing any of their love and loyalty of their birthplace.

Winston Churchill 09/05/1948

Category: European Federalism, European Integration

Tags: European Federalism, European Integration, Policy, Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

Category: Conviction

Tags: Conviction, Politics, Winston Churchill

I do not resent criticism, even when for the sake of emphasis it parts for the time with reality.

Winston Churchill 23/01/1944

Category: Criticism

Tags: Criticism, Humour, Winston Churchill

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Winston Churchill

Category: History

Tags: History, Winston Churchill, World Politics

A good party man puts his party above himself and his country above his party.

Winston Churchill

Category: What is a Political Party?, Politicians (as a species)

Tags: Political Parties, Politicians (as a species), Politics, What is a Political Party?, Winston Churchill

The Admiralty has demanded six, the Treasury said we could only have four so we compromised on eight.

Winston Churchill

On defence procurement during WW1

Category: Defence, Treasury, HM, World War I

Tags: Defence, Economics, Policy, Treasury, HM, Winston Churchill, World Politics, World War I

Political skill is the ability to foretell what is going to happen...and to have the ability afterwards to explain why it did not happen.

Winston Churchill

Category: Politics is...

Tags: Politics, Politics is..., Winston Churchill

It is better to be making the news than taking it.

Winston Churchill

A good put down to journalists

Category: Making Headlines

Tags: Making Headlines, Media, Winston Churchill

He has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thought.

Winston Churchill

On Ramsay MacDonald.

Category: Insulting Labour

Tags: Insulting Labour, Insults, Winston Churchill

Joe was the one who made the weather.

Winston Churchill

On Joseph Chamberlain.

Category: Conservative Politicians (quotes about)

Tags: Quotes About..., Winston Churchill

Personally I think that private property has a right to be defended. Our civilisation is built up on property, and can only be defended by private property.

Winston Churchill 11/08/1947

Category: Property

Tags: Miscellaneous, Property, Winston Churchill

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.

Winston Churchill 05/03/1946

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Cold War

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Cold War, Pick of the bunch, Winston Churchill, World Politics

Dead birds don't fall out of nests.

Winston Churchill

On being told his flies were undone while relaxing in the Smoking Room of the House of Commons

Category: Repartee

Tags: Humour, Repartee, Winston Churchill

I have waited fifty years to see the Bonless Wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench.

Winston Churchill 28/01/1931

On Ramsay Macdonald during a Trade Union Bill debate, referring to the exhibit in Barnum's Circus

Category: Insulting Labour

Tags: Insulting Labour, Insults, Winston Churchill

He is a modest little man with much to be modest about.

Winston Churchill

On Clement Attlee

Category: Insulting Labour

Tags: Insulting Labour, Insults, Winston Churchill

He is a sheep in wolf's clothing.

Winston Churchill

On Clement Attlee

Category: Insulting Labour

Tags: Insulting Labour, Insults, Winston Churchill

If you recognise anyone, it does not mean you like them. We all for instance recognise the Member for Ebbw Vale.

Winston Churchill 01/07/1952

Referring to Aneurin Bevan

Category: Insulting Labour

Tags: Insulting Labour, Insults, Winston Churchill

Nancy Astor: Winston, if I were married to you I'd put poison in your coffee.

Winston Churchill: Nancy, if you were my wife, I'd drink it.

Winston Churchill 1912

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Repartee

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Humour, Pick of the bunch, Repartee, Winston Churchill

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People are disposed to mistake predicting troubles for causing troubles and even for desiring troubles.

Enoch Powell

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