Zitat des Tages von Winston Churchill:
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.
Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong - these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.
I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.
In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice.
Great and good are seldom the same man.
The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.
I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
'No comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.