Born: November 30, 1874
Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 24, 1965
Occupation: Head of State
Profile: Served twice as British Prime Minister (1940-1945) and (1951-1955). Awarded the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature. First Honorary Citizen of the United States. Knighted in 1953.
Number of Quotes: 18
Dictators ride to and fro on tigers they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Everyone threw the blame on me ... they nearly always do. I suppose ... they think I shall be able to bear it best.
Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
History is written by the victors.
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
I'm bored with it all.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is ready for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
I would like to have been examined in history, poetry and writing essays. The examiners, on the other hand, were partial to Latin and mathematics. And their will prevailed ... I should have liked to be asked to say what I knew. They always tried to ask what I did not know.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations ... The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
Meeting jaw to jaw is better than war.*
Odd things animals. All dogs look up at you. All cats look down at you. Only a pig looks at you as an equal.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.*
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.
When I was younger, I made it a rule never to take a strong drink before lunch. It is now my rule never to do so before breakfast.
When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.