Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.
A situation had been created where hundreds of officials had only to do their prescribed duty to their respective countries to wreck the world. They did their duty.
Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.
You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
A wall of crystal, utterly immovable, began to tower up in the Narrows, and against this wall of inhibition no weapon could be employed. The ‘No' principle had become established in men's minds, and nothing could ever eradicate it.
You'll never find a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
Naturally I am biased in favour of boys learning English. I would make them all learn English: and then I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honour, and Greek as a treat. But the only thing I would whip them for would be not knowing English. I would whip them hard for that.
Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
He mobilised the English language and sent it into battle.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Around Whitehall, a sacking from Churchill was known as the 'awarding of the Order of the Boot.
I know why logs spit. I know what it is to be consumed.
For get this quite clear, every time we have to decide between Europe and the open sea, it is always the open sea we shall choose. Every time I have to decide between you [Charles de Gaulle] and Roosevelt, I shall always choose Roosevelt.
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
Ah, horrible war, amazing medley of the glorious and the squalid, the pitiful and the sublime, if modern men of light and leading saw your face closer, simple folk would see it hardly ever.
Books, in all their variety, offer the human intellect the means whereby civilization may be carried triumphantly forward.
The old capital is solitary and deserted. No sound of man breaks the silence of its streets. Only memory broods in the garden where the Pashas used to walk, and the courtyard where the Imperial envoy fell.
Never ever give up.
All of the great empires of the future will be empires of the mind.
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
If it weren't for painting, I wouldn't live; I couldn't bear the extra strain of things.