The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash.
More quotes by Winston Churchill
I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, ‘Verify your quotations.’
Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.
I do not hold that we should rearm in order to fight. I hold that we should rearm in order to parley.
More quotes about War
Nothing is more dangerous in wartime than to live in the temperamental atmosphere of a Gallup Poll, always feeling ones pulse and taking ones temperature. I see that a speaker at the week-end said that this was a time when leaders should keep their ears to the ground. All I can say is that the British nation will find it very hard to look up to leaders who are detected in that somewhat ungainly posture.
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
Among the calamities of war, may be justly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates, and credulity encourages.
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.
People didn’t want war. We were forced in it. How fast we finish it depends on how free a hand our generals and admirals have. The less interference they get from the politicians the quicker they’ll end it.
I quietly declare war with the State, after my fashion, though I will still make use and get advantage of her as I can, as is usual in such cases.