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Winston Churchill

b. 1874; d. 1965  ·  14 aphorisms  ·  one comment

Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (344 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Winston Churchill, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (477 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (649 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

An aphorism is not an aphorism unless you know what it means.

Winston Churchill, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (227 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any man under 30 who is not a liberal has no heart, and any man over 30 who is not a conservative has no brains.

Winston Churchill, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (451 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (551 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has taken from me.

Winston Churchill, in Food and Drink

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (477 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (255 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Kites rise highest against the wind -- not with it.

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (263 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

Winston Churchill, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (480 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

Winston Churchill, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (259 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

Winston Churchill, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (339 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war.

Winston Churchill, (on Korean War negotiations), in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (278 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (354 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.

Winston Churchill, (on formal declarations of war), in War and Peace

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