Winston Churchill · Future Quotes
The further back I look, the further forward I can see.
It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.
The ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
When asked what qualities a politician required.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Harvard University (1943-09-06).
Unless some effective world supergovernment for the purpose of preventing war can be set up ... the prospects for peace and human progress are dark ....If .... it is found possible to build a world organization of irresistible force and inviolable authority for the purpose of securing peace, there are no limits to the blessings which all men enjoy and share.
What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone? How else can we put ourselves in harmonious relation with the great verities and consolations of the infinite and the eternal? And I avow my faith that we are marching towards better days. Humanity will not be cast down. We are going on swinging bravely forward along the grand high road and already behind the distant mountains is the promise of the sun.
A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.
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British politician; Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.
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Sources by Winston Churchill
The Second World War, Vol. I: The Gathering Storm
Hitler and His Choice
The Second World War, Vol. III: The Grand Alliance
Mr. Churchill's Reply
Man and Socialism in Cuba
The Art of War
Long Walk to Freedom
Pale Blue Dot
The World As I See It
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