Thursday, 20 September 2012

Time For Virginia Woolf Quotes

"It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top." Virginia Woolf

"Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do." Virginia Woolf

"It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality." Virginia Woolf

"The older one grows, the more one likes indecency." Virginia Woolf

"I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman." Virginia Woolf

"The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages." Virginia Woolf

"Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art." Virginia Woolf

"Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more." Virginia Woolf

"The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity." Virginia Woolf

"To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father." Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf Quotes
Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf ( 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

Virginia Woolf was born Adeline Virginia Stephen in London in 1882 to Sir Leslie Stephen and Julia Prinsep Stephen (née Jackson).
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"Language is wine upon the lips." Virginia Woolf

"Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?" Virginia Woolf

"Arrange whatever pieces come your way." Virginia Woolf

"Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works." Virginia Woolf

"Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life." Virginia Woolf

"Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top." Virginia Woolf

"Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue." Virginia Woolf

"I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old: but now I am a woman again - as I always am when I write." Virginia Woolf

"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." Virginia Woolf

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." Virginia Woolf

"To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves." Virginia Woolf Quotes

"One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph." Virginia Woolf

"Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them." Virginia Woolf

"To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves." Virginia Woolf

"I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in." Virginia Woolf

"When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly." Virginia Woolf

"Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory." Virginia Woolf

"As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world." Virginia Woolf

"You send a boy to school in order to make friends - the right sort." Virginia Woolf

"The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers." Virginia Woolf

"We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print." Virginia Woolf

"Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman." Virginia Woolf

"Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order." Virginia Woolf

"This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant." Virginia Woolf

"On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points." Virginia Woolf

"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people." Virginia Woolf

"One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats - and one always secretes too much jelly." Virginia Woolf

"Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others." Virginia Woolf

"Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame." Virginia Woolf

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life." Virginia Woolf

"Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded." Virginia Woolf

"It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly." Virginia Woolf

"Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry." Virginia Woolf

"The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness." Virginia Woolf

"The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind." Virginia Woolf

"Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends." Virginia Woolf

"Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic." Virginia Woolf

"Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?" Virginia Woolf

"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman." Virginia Woolf

"I read the book of Job last night, I don't think God comes out well in it." Virginia Woolf

"That great Cathedral space which was childhood." Virginia Woolf

"It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality." Virginia Woolf

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Time For Jane Austen Quotes

"One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best." Jane Austen

"Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief." Jane Austen

"Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain." Jane Austen

"General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be." Jane Austen

"To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment." Jane Austen

"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love." Jane Austen

"It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before." Jane Austen

"I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle." Jane Austen

"I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible." Jane Austen

"I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety." Jane Austen

Jane Austen Quotes
A watercolour and pencil sketch of Austen, believed to have been drawn from life by her sister Cassandra (c. 1810)

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.

Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years into her thirties. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it.
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"Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies." Jane Austen

"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love." Jane Austen

"Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable." Jane Austen

"A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can." Jane Austen

"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery." Jane Austen

"One man's style must not be the rule of another's." Jane Austen

"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance." Jane Austen

"What is right to be done cannot be done too soon." Jane Austen

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." Jane Austen

"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more." Jane Austen

"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery." Jane Austen Quotes

"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." Jane Austen

"Those who do not complain are never pitied." Jane Austen

"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment." Jane Austen

"If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next." Jane Austen

"My sore throats are always worse than anyone's." Jane Austen

"One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering." Jane Austen

"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of." Jane Austen

"We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be." Jane Austen

"Nobody minds having what is too good for them." Jane Austen

"We do not look in our great cities for our best morality." Jane Austen

"No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment." Jane Austen

"From politics, it was an easy step to silence." Jane Austen

"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?" Jane Austen

"An artist cannot do anything slovenly." Jane Austen

"Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct." Jane Austen

"Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure." Jane Austen

"How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!" Jane Austen

"Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does." Jane Austen

"Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim." Jane Austen

"One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty." Jane Austen

"Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony." Jane Austen

"A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill." Jane Austen

"The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love." Jane Austen

"I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal." Jane Austen

"A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer." Jane Austen

"They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life." Jane Austen

"Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then." Jane Austen

"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings." Jane Austen

"What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!" Jane Austen

"There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them." Jane Austen

"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment." Jane Austen

"It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage." Jane Austen

"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart." Jane Austen

"One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other." Jane Austen

"In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels." Jane Austen

"Respect for right conduct is felt by every body." Jane Austen

"Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch." Jane Austen

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." Jane Austen

"There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves." Jane Austen

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Time For Charlie Chaplin Quotes

"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure." Charlie Chaplin

"I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man." Charlie Chaplin

"I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment." Charlie Chaplin

"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles." Charlie Chaplin

"Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing." Charlie Chaplin

"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!" Charlie Chaplin

"I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career." Charlie Chaplin

"We might as well die as to go on living like this." Charlie Chaplin

"We think too much and feel too little." Charlie Chaplin

"Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself." Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin Quotes
Chaplin as The Tramp, 1915

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work during the silent film era. He became the most famous film star in the world before the end of World War I. Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and continued well into the era of the talkies, though his films decreased in frequency from the end of the 1920s. His most famous role was that of The Tramp, which he first played in the Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice in 1914. From the April 1914 one-reeler Twenty Minutes of Love onwards he was writing and directing most of his films, by 1916 he was also producing them, and from 1918 he was even composing the music for them. With Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith, he co-founded United Artists in 1919.

Chaplin was one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era. He was influenced by his predecessor, the French silent film comedian Max Linder, to whom he dedicated one of his films. His working life in entertainment spanned over 75 years, from the Victorian stage and the music hall in the United Kingdom as a child performer, until close to his death at the age of 88. His high-profile public and private life encompassed both adulation and controversy. Chaplin was identified with left-wing politics during the McCarthy era and he was ultimately forced to resettle in Europe from 1952.
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"Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'." Charlie Chaplin

"In the end, everything is a gag." Charlie Chaplin

"Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference." Charlie Chaplin

"I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President." Charlie Chaplin

"I am for people. I can't help it." Charlie Chaplin

"What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning." Charlie Chaplin

"A man's true character comes out when he's drunk." Charlie Chaplin

"A day without laughter is a day wasted." Charlie Chaplin

"Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain." Charlie Chaplin

"Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone." Charlie Chaplin

"A day without laughter is a day wasted." Charlie Chaplin Quotes

"Why should poetry have to make sense?" Charlie Chaplin

"Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage." Charlie Chaplin

"This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it." Charlie Chaplin

"The glamour of it all! New York! America!" Charlie Chaplin

"Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people." Charlie Chaplin

"The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury." Charlie Chaplin

"Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves." Charlie Chaplin

"I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch." Charlie Chaplin

"To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune." Charlie Chaplin

"Brunettes are troublemakers. They're worse than the Jews." Charlie Chaplin

"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot." Charlie Chaplin

"All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl." Charlie Chaplin

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Time For Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

"What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens." Benjamin Disraeli

"Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe." Benjamin Disraeli

"Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage." Benjamin Disraeli

"Success is the child of audacity." Benjamin Disraeli

"Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life." Benjamin Disraeli

"Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth." Benjamin Disraeli

"We moralize among ruins." Benjamin Disraeli

"There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice." Benjamin Disraeli

"Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent." Benjamin Disraeli

"Genius, when young, is divine." Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes
Disraeli in 1878

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government in four decades, twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Although his father had him baptised to Anglicanism at age 12, he was nonetheless Britain's first and thus far only Prime Minister who was born into a Jewish family—originally from Portugal. He played an instrumental role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846.

Although he was a major figure in the protectionist wing of the Conservative Party after 1844, Disraeli's relations with the other leading figures in the party, particularly Lord Derby, the overall leader, were often strained. Not until the 1860s would Derby and Disraeli be on easy terms, and the latter's succession of the former assured. From 1852 onwards, Disraeli's career would also be marked by his often intense rivalry with William Ewart Gladstone, who eventually rose to become leader of the Liberal Party. In this feud, Disraeli was aided by his warm friendship with Queen Victoria, who came to detest Gladstone during the latter's first premiership in the 1870s. In 1876 Disraeli was raised to the peerage as the Earl of Beaconsfield, capping nearly four decades in the House of Commons.
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"There can be economy only where there is efficiency." Benjamin Disraeli

"The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven." Benjamin Disraeli

"Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools." Benjamin Disraeli

"To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them." Benjamin Disraeli

"Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense." Benjamin Disraeli

"It is easier to be critical than correct." Benjamin Disraeli

"I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded." Benjamin Disraeli

"One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." Benjamin Disraeli

"Duty cannot exist without faith." Benjamin Disraeli

"Where knowledge ends, religion begins." Benjamin Disraeli

"Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness." Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

"The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity." Benjamin Disraeli

"Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel." Benjamin Disraeli

"Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay." Benjamin Disraeli

"London is a modern Babylon." Benjamin Disraeli

"Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most." Benjamin Disraeli

"An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children." Benjamin Disraeli

"As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information." Benjamin Disraeli

"We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end." Benjamin Disraeli

"Finality is not the language of politics." Benjamin Disraeli

"As for our majority... one is enough." Benjamin Disraeli

"Real politics are the possession and distribution of power." Benjamin Disraeli

"Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth." Benjamin Disraeli

"Silence is the mother of truth." Benjamin Disraeli

"The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy." Benjamin Disraeli

"That fatal drollery called a representative government." Benjamin Disraeli

"Diligence is the mother of good fortune." Benjamin Disraeli

"I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget." Benjamin Disraeli

"The more you are talked about the less powerful you are." Benjamin Disraeli

"He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong." Benjamin Disraeli

"The fool wonders, the wise man asks." Benjamin Disraeli

"Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action." Benjamin Disraeli

"The secret of success is constancy to purpose." Benjamin Disraeli

"We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets." Benjamin Disraeli

"The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians." Benjamin Disraeli

"London is a roost for every bird." Benjamin Disraeli

"No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition." Benjamin Disraeli

"Without tact you can learn nothing." Benjamin Disraeli

"Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke." Benjamin Disraeli

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Benjamin Disraeli

"The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do." Benjamin Disraeli

"War is never a solution; it is an aggravation." Benjamin Disraeli

"Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen." Benjamin Disraeli

"Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes." Benjamin Disraeli

"If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory." Benjamin Disraeli

"The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes." Benjamin Disraeli

"Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory." Benjamin Disraeli

"You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life." Benjamin Disraeli

"I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?" Benjamin Disraeli

"Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness." Benjamin Disraeli

"Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty." Benjamin Disraeli

"I say that justice is truth in action." Benjamin Disraeli

"Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard." Benjamin Disraeli

"To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder." Benjamin Disraeli

"There is no index of character so sure as the voice." Benjamin Disraeli

"Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power." Benjamin Disraeli

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own." Benjamin Disraeli

"There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations." Benjamin Disraeli

"Travel teaches toleration." Benjamin Disraeli

"Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours." Benjamin Disraeli

"Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret." Benjamin Disraeli

"The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation." Benjamin Disraeli

"There is moderation even in excess." Benjamin Disraeli

"In politics nothing is contemptible." Benjamin Disraeli

"Change is inevitable. Change is constant." Benjamin Disraeli

"Never take anything for granted." Benjamin Disraeli

"There is no education like adversity." Benjamin Disraeli

"William Gladstone has not a single redeeming defect." Benjamin Disraeli

"Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy." Benjamin Disraeli

"Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning." Benjamin Disraeli

"A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning." Benjamin Disraeli

"Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius." Benjamin Disraeli

"Fear makes us feel our humanity." Benjamin Disraeli

"I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best." Benjamin Disraeli

"Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time." Benjamin Disraeli

"Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation." Benjamin Disraeli

"How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct." Benjamin Disraeli

"You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men." Benjamin Disraeli

"Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful." Benjamin Disraeli

"Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him." Benjamin Disraeli

"Great countries are those that produce great people." Benjamin Disraeli

"Assassination has never changed the history of the world." Benjamin Disraeli

"Almost everything that is great has been done by youth." Benjamin Disraeli

"Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet." Benjamin Disraeli

"What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth." Benjamin Disraeli

"The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations." Benjamin Disraeli

"Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man." Benjamin Disraeli

"Little things affect little minds." Benjamin Disraeli

"My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me." Benjamin Disraeli

"The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation." Benjamin Disraeli

"Never complain and never explain." Benjamin Disraeli

"The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes." Benjamin Disraeli

"The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble." Benjamin Disraeli

"Man is only great when he acts from passion." Benjamin Disraeli

"When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world." Benjamin Disraeli

"To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge." Benjamin Disraeli

"No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married." Benjamin Disraeli

"Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm." Benjamin Disraeli

"The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools." Benjamin Disraeli

"A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy." Benjamin Disraeli

"We cannot learn men from books." Benjamin Disraeli

"Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones." Benjamin Disraeli

"Despair is the conclusion of fools." Benjamin Disraeli

"A majority is always better than the best repartee." Benjamin Disraeli

"Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger." Benjamin Disraeli

"It is much easier to be critical than to be correct." Benjamin Disraeli

"The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world." Benjamin Disraeli

"The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end." Benjamin Disraeli

"Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed." Benjamin Disraeli

"A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance." Benjamin Disraeli

"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." Benjamin Disraeli

"Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure." Benjamin Disraeli

"Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People." Benjamin Disraeli

"In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable." Benjamin Disraeli

"Adventures are to the adventurous." Benjamin Disraeli

"It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being." Benjamin Disraeli

"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." Benjamin Disraeli

"There is no gambling like politics." Benjamin Disraeli

"Justice is truth in action." Benjamin Disraeli

"Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends." Benjamin Disraeli

"Youth is the trustee of prosperity." Benjamin Disraeli

"A precedent embalms a principle." Benjamin Disraeli

"Damn your principles! Stick to your party." Benjamin Disraeli

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Time For Rodney Dangerfield Quotes

"My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met." Rodney Dangerfield

"I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out." Rodney Dangerfield

"My wife was afraid of the dark... then she saw me naked and now she's afraid of the light." Rodney Dangerfield

"I worked in a pet store and people would ask how big I would get." Rodney Dangerfield

"I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it." Rodney Dangerfield

"My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too." Rodney Dangerfield

"When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them." Rodney Dangerfield

"My uncle's dying wish - he wanted me on his lap. He was in the electric chair." Rodney Dangerfield

"I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people." Rodney Dangerfield

"The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest." Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield Quotes
Dangerfield during an open air show in New York in 1978

Rodney Dangerfield (born Jacob Cohen, November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004) was an American comedian, and actor, known for the catchphrase "I don't get no respect!," and his monologues on that theme. He is also remembered for his 1980s film roles, especially in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back To School.

Dangerfield was born in Babylon, New York, Deer Park, Long Island. He was the son of Jewish parents, the vaudevillian performer Phil Roy (Philip Cohen) and Dotty Teitelbaum. His ancestors came to the United States from Hungary. He would later say that his father "was never home—he was out looking to make other kids", and that his mother "brought him up all wrong".
Read more about Rodney Dangerfield at Wikipedia

"My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend." Rodney Dangerfield

"I saved a girl from being attacked last night. I controlled myself." Rodney Dangerfield

"I'm taking Viagra and drinking prune juice - I don't know if I'm coming or going." Rodney Dangerfield

"My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet." Rodney Dangerfield

"Yeah, I know I'm ugly... I said to a bartender, 'Make me a zombie.' He said 'God beat me to it.'" Rodney Dangerfield

"I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest." Rodney Dangerfield

"This morning when I put on my underwear I could hear the fruit-of-the-loom guys laughing at me." Rodney Dangerfield

"What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bee and he told me about the butcher and my wife." Rodney Dangerfield

"It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass." Rodney Dangerfield

"On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me." Rodney Dangerfield

"I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio." Rodney Dangerfield Quotes

"My mother never breast fed me, she told me she only liked me as a friend." Rodney Dangerfield

"When I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up." Rodney Dangerfield

"When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother." Rodney Dangerfield

"Men who do things without being told draw the most wages." Rodney Dangerfield

"A girl phoned me the other day and said... 'Come on over, there's nobody home.' I went over. Nobody was home." Rodney Dangerfield

"My cousins gay, he went to London only to find out that Big Ben was a clock." Rodney Dangerfield

"I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio." Rodney Dangerfield

"What a dog I got, his favorite bone is in my arm." Rodney Dangerfield

"I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't want to interrupt her." Rodney Dangerfield

"My wife wants sex in the back of the car and she wants me to drive." Rodney Dangerfield

"Some dog I got too. We call him Egypt. Because in every room he leaves a pyramid." Rodney Dangerfield

"I was so ugly my mother used to feed me with a sling shot." Rodney Dangerfield

"My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was." Rodney Dangerfield

"I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it." Rodney Dangerfield

"I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap." Rodney Dangerfield

"I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. he told me to wear a brown tie." Rodney Dangerfield

"I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet." Rodney Dangerfield

"If it wasn't for pick-pockets I'd have no sex life at all." Rodney Dangerfield

"My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee. Unfortunately, she was just coming home." Rodney Dangerfield

"I have good looking kids. Thank goodness my wife cheats on me." Rodney Dangerfield

"I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." Rodney Dangerfield

"I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio." Rodney Dangerfield

"My mother had morning sickness after I was born." Rodney Dangerfield

"I met the surgeon general - he offered me a cigarette." Rodney Dangerfield

"One year they asked me to be poster boy - for birth control." Rodney Dangerfield

"I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof." Rodney Dangerfield

"Life is just a bowl of pits." Rodney Dangerfield

Monday, 10 September 2012

Time For Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

"Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools." Napoleon Bonaparte

"All religions have been made by men." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever." Napoleon Bonaparte

"A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights." Napoleon Bonaparte

"When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes." Napoleon Bonaparte

"A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets." Napoleon Bonaparte

"In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake." Napoleon Bonaparte

"I am the successor, not of Louis XVI, but of Charlemagne." Napoleon Bonaparte

"A Constitution should be short and obscure." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The best cure for the body is a quiet mind." Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, by Jacques-Louis David, 1812

Napoleon Bonaparte (French: Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe.

As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. His legal reform, the Napoleonic Code, has been a major influence on many civil law jurisdictions worldwide, but he is best remembered for his role in the wars led against France by a series of coalitions, the so-called Napoleonic Wars. He established hegemony over most of continental Europe and sought to spread the ideals of the French Revolution, while consolidating an imperial monarchy which restored aspects of the deposed Ancien Régime. Due to his success in these wars, often against numerically superior enemies, he is generally regarded as one of the greatest military commanders of all time, and his campaigns are studied at military academies throughout much of the world.
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"Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence." Napoleon Bonaparte

"What is history but a fable agreed upon?" Napoleon Bonaparte

"Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Respect the burden." Napoleon Bonaparte

"He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Ability is nothing without opportunity." Napoleon Bonaparte

"A true man hates no one." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The best way to keep one's word is not to give it." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools." Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

"Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue." Napoleon Bonaparte

"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon." Napoleon Bonaparte

"A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it." Napoleon Bonaparte

"If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet." Napoleon Bonaparte

"France has more need of me than I have need of France." Napoleon Bonaparte

"From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy." Napoleon Bonaparte

"To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Imagination rules the world." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me." Napoleon Bonaparte

"One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Women are nothing but machines for producing children." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Victory belongs to the most persevering." Napoleon Bonaparte

"One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority." Napoleon Bonaparte

"There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities." Napoleon Bonaparte

"With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything." Napoleon Bonaparte

"You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy." Napoleon Bonaparte

"It requires more courage to suffer than to die." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The word impossible is not in my dictionary." Napoleon Bonaparte

"A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon." Napoleon Bonaparte

"An army marches on its stomach." Napoleon Bonaparte

"If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing." Napoleon Bonaparte

"In politics stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The human race is governed by its imagination." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The French complain of everything, and always." Napoleon Bonaparte

"We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him." Napoleon Bonaparte

"You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night." Napoleon Bonaparte

"I made all my generals out of mud." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent." Napoleon Bonaparte

"A throne is only a bench covered with velvet." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them." Napoleon Bonaparte

"There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest." Napoleon Bonaparte

"I have only one counsel for you - be master." Napoleon Bonaparte

"England is a nation of shopkeepers." Napoleon Bonaparte

"A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Let the path be open to talent." Napoleon Bonaparte

"War is the business of barbarians." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague." Napoleon Bonaparte

"When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them." Napoleon Bonaparte

"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat." Napoleon Bonaparte

"A leader is a dealer in hope." Napoleon Bonaparte

"There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest." Napoleon Bonaparte

"If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The truest wisdom is a resolute determination." Napoleon Bonaparte

"It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr." Napoleon Bonaparte

"A picture is worth a thousand words." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely." Napoleon Bonaparte

"There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in." Napoleon Bonaparte

"History is a set of lies agreed upon." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Medicines are only fit for old people." Napoleon Bonaparte

"The army is the true nobility of our country." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight." Napoleon Bonaparte

"If you want a thing done well, do it yourself." Napoleon Bonaparte

"I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up." Napoleon Bonaparte

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Time For Winston Churchill Quotes

"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results." Winston Churchill

"We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty." Winston Churchill

"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary." Winston Churchill

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

"I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me." Winston Churchill

"Great and good are seldom the same man." Winston Churchill

"The first quality that is needed is audacity." Winston Churchill

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." Winston Churchill

"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others." Winston Churchill

"The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read." Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill Quotes
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL, FRS, Hon. RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British Conservative politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the century, he served as Prime Minister twice (1940–45 and 1951–55). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an Honorary Citizen of the United States.

Churchill was born into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Marlborough. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a charismatic politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Sudan, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns.
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"I have never developed indigestion from eating my words." Winston Churchill

"I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk." Winston Churchill

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." Winston Churchill

"I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly." Winston Churchill

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." Winston Churchill

"History is written by the victors." Winston Churchill

"These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived." Winston Churchill

"If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons." Winston Churchill

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

"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." Winston Churchill

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill Quotes

"If you're going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill

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

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." Winston Churchill

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." Winston Churchill

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

"I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter." Winston Churchill

"To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war." Winston Churchill

"It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see." Winston Churchill

"We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." Winston Churchill

"It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive." Winston Churchill

"Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it." Winston Churchill

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston Churchill

"Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business." Winston Churchill

"Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong." Winston Churchill

"We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out." Winston Churchill

"The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself." Winston Churchill

"Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times." Winston Churchill

"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." Winston Churchill

"Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about." Winston Churchill

"No crime is so great as daring to excel." Winston Churchill

"War is mainly a catalogue of blunders." Winston Churchill

"There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion." Winston Churchill

"Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer." Winston Churchill

"Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong." Winston Churchill

"This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure." Winston Churchill

"No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections." Winston Churchill

"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is." Winston Churchill

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

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." Winston Churchill

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." Winston Churchill

"In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice." Winston Churchill

"A joke is a very serious thing." Winston Churchill

"Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game." Winston Churchill

"No comment" is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again." Winston Churchill

"Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse." Winston Churchill

"Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it." Winston Churchill

"No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye." Winston Churchill

"He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." Winston Churchill

"The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all." Winston Churchill

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." Winston Churchill

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." Winston Churchill

"The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it." Winston Churchill

"Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat." Winston Churchill

"I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks." Winston Churchill

"India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator." Winston Churchill

"If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future." Winston Churchill

"I never worry about action, but only inaction." Winston Churchill

"This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read." Winston Churchill

"In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." Winston Churchill

"Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all." Winston Churchill

"If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce." Winston Churchill

"There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill

"If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law." Winston Churchill

"In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times." Winston Churchill

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." Winston Churchill

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." Winston Churchill

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." Winston Churchill

"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." Winston Churchill

"When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite." Winston Churchill

"Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result." Winston Churchill

"Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain thought it was only a greater Birmingham." Winston Churchill

"Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning." Winston Churchill

"Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old." Winston Churchill

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

"There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true." Winston Churchill

"We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it." Winston Churchill

"The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult." Winston Churchill

"Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught." Winston Churchill

"Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have." Winston Churchill

"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Winston Churchill

"Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all." Winston Churchill

"Eating words has never given me indigestion." Winston Churchill

"Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better." Winston Churchill

"We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect." Winston Churchill

"When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise." Winston Churchill

"Never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill

"The price of greatness is responsibility." Winston Churchill

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." Winston Churchill

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

"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind." Winston Churchill

"We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English." Winston Churchill

"To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day." Winston Churchill

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill

"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent." Winston Churchill

"We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival." Winston Churchill

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." Winston Churchill

"We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years." Winston Churchill

"I am easily satisfied with the very best." Winston Churchill

"True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information." Winston Churchill

"We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm." Winston Churchill

"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else." Winston Churchill

"Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room." Winston Churchill

"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft." Winston Churchill

"It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right." Winston Churchill

"It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time." Winston Churchill

"My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me." Winston Churchill

"Difficulties mastered are opportunities won." Winston Churchill

"Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement." Winston Churchill

"Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Winston Churchill

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." Winston Churchill

"I like a man who grins when he fights." Winston Churchill

"A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him." Winston Churchill

"Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put." Winston Churchill

"I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod." Winston Churchill

"One does not leave a convivial party before closing time." Winston Churchill