Many forms of Government have been
tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe.
No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise.
Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst
form of government except all those other forms that
have been tried from time to time.
man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not
heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a
conservative, has no brains.
I would say to the House, as I said
to those who have joined this Government: 'I have
nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and
(the Government) go on in
strange paradox, decided only to be undecided,
resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid
for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
I like a man who grins when he
A cat will look down to a man. A
dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you
straight in the eye and see his equal.
Man will occasionally stumble over
the truth, but most times he will pick himself up and
The inherent vice of capitalism is
the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue
of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Everyone has his day and some days
last longer than others.
shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We
shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and
oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and
growing strength in the air, we shall defend our
island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on
the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we
shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall
fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Let us therefore brace
ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that, if
the British Commonwealth and the Empire last for a
thousand years, men will still say, "This was their
Never in the field of human
conflicts was so much owed by so many to so few.
From Stettin in the Baltic to
Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended
across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the
capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern
The best argument against
democracy is a five-minute conversation with the
When you have to kill a man
it costs nothing to be polite.
I am ready to meet my maker,
but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal
of meeting me is another matter.