Winston Churchill

British statesman, soldier and writer (1874–1965)

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965) was a British politician and a Nobel Prize winner.

Winston Churchill

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  • "All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."[1]
Simple: All things that are great are easy to understand, and many can be defined in these words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy and hope.
  • "Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all."[2]     
Simple: Generally, words that are short are the best, and old words are even better.
  • "It is a remarkable comment on our affairs that the former prime minister of a great sovereign state should thus be received as an honorary citizen of another."[3]
Simple: It is a very interesting thing about the way we do things, that someone who was the Prime Minister of a great country can become an honorary citizen of another country.
  • "I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of using poisonous gas against uncivilised tribes"[4][5]
Simple: I have no problem using poison gas against uncivilised tribes
  • "I do not admit... that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America, or the black people of Australia... by the fact that a stronger race, a higher grade race... has come in and taken its place."[6]
Simple: I believe white Europeans to be a superior race.


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