mardi 11 août 2009

About Winston Churchill

Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Born November 30, 1874Bleinheim Palace, Woodstock, England
Died January 24, 1965London, England
British Prime Minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955.
The repository contains 18 quotes from Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Classics • History
Let us brace ourselves to our duties, 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.”
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Courage and Fear
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

This truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it; but there it is.

Optimism and Pessimism
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.

You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was meant to be wooed and won by youth.

Courage and Fear
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others.

A fanatic is someone who can’t change his mind, and won’t change the subject.

Upon being informed by a fellow Member of Parliament that his fly was open:
It is of no account; after all, the old bird does not fly far from his nest.

Upon being told by Lady Astor, "If you were my husband, I'd put poison in your tea.":
If I were your husband, I’d drink it!

Upon being told, "Must you fall asleep while I'm speaking?":
No, it’s purely voluntary.

To Liverpool socialist MP Bessie Braddock, who told him, "Winston, you're drunk.":
Bessie, you’re ugly. And tomorrow morning I’ll be sober, but you’ll still be ugly.

Politics and Government
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

Success and Failure
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Truth There are a terrible lot of lies going about in the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are truth Politics and Government
A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen

Shakespeare's quotes

All's Well That Ends Well, I:2
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

From Romeo and Juliet, II:2
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow.

Twelfth Night, II:5
Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.

Merchant of Venice, III:1
If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?

Hamlet, I:5
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

MacBeth, I:3
If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then to me.

Twelfth Night, III:1
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.

Antony & Cleopatra, III:4
If I lose mine honour, I lose myself.

Midsummer Night's Dream, V:1
It's not enough to speak, but to speak true.