I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.

When I hear a man say that his childhood was the happiest time of his life, I think (puff) my friend, you have had a pretty poor life.

When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.

When York’s son, hitherto Earl of March, learned that his father’s cause had devolved upon him he did not shrink. He fell upon the Earl of Wiltshire and the Welsh Lancastrians, and on February 2, 1461, at the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross, near Hereford, he beat and broke.

When we look back on all the perils through which we have passed...why should we fear for our future?

When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.

Whatever one may think about democratic government, it is just as well to have practical experience of its rough and slatternly foundations. No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections. Here.

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

When all was over, Torture and Cannibalism were the only two expedients that the civilized, scientific, Christian States had been able to deny themselves: and these were of doubtful utility.

When Marshal Foch heard of the signing of the Peace Treaty of Versailles he observed with singular accuracy: This is not Peace. It is an Armistice for twenty years.

When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter.

When we look back on all the perils through which we have passed and at the mighty foes that we have laid low and all the dark and deadly designs that we have frustrated, why should we fear for our future? We have come safely through the worst.

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.

When we face with a steady eye the difficulties which lie before us, we may derive new confidence from remembering those we have already overcome.

When the notes of life ring false, men should correct them by referring to the tuning-fork of death. It is when that clear menacing tone is heard that the love of life grows keenest in the human heart.

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.

When men are fighting for their lives they are not often disposed to be complimentary to those who are trying to kill them.

The effective combination of the whole English-speaking world in the waging of war and the creation of the Grand Alliance form the conclusion to this part of my account.

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.

The fighting man has a grim sense of justice, which it is dangerous to affront.

A small lie needs a bodyguard of bigger lies to protect it.

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.

During the period of choice, a man must fight for his opinion with the utmost tenacity. But once the choice has been made, then the business must be carried through in loyal comradeship.

Cromwell saw that the destruction of these men would not only ruin Ormonde's military power, but spread a helpful terror throughout the island. He therefore resolved upon a deed of frightfulness deeply embarrassing to his nineteenth-century admirers and apologists.

Those that had done the least in the conflict were as might be expected the foremost in detailing the penalties of the vanquished.

I like to live in the past. I don't think people are going to get much fun in the future.


By what process could the slaughter of ten million men and the destruction of one-third of the entire savings of the greatest nations of the world have ushered in a Golden Age?