Winston Churchill Quotes

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

“I like a man who grins when he fights.”

“There is no such thing as a good tax.”

“Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.”

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

“We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”

“If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.”

“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”

“There is no greater mistake than to suppose that platitudes, smooth words, and timid policies offer a path to safety.”

“How many wars have been averted by patience and good will?”

“An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping it will eat him last.”

“If I were asked the difference between Socialism and Communism, I could only reply that the Socialist tries to lead us to disaster by foolish words and the Communist could try to drive us there by violent deeds.”

“Socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the abject worship of the State.”

“No socialist system can be established without a political police.”

“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.”

“It is not alone that property, in all its forms, is struck at, but that liberty, in all its forms, is challenged by the fundamental conceptions of socialism.”

“‘All men are created equal’ says the American Declaration of Independence. ‘All men shall be kept equal’ say the Socialists.”

“If you destroy a free market, you create a black market.”

“Socialism assails the pre-eminence of the individual.”

“Is it better to have equality at the price of poverty or well-being at the price of inequality?”

“Let them quit these gospels of envy, hate, and malice. Let them abandon the utter fallacy, the grotesque, erroneous, fatal blunder of believing that by limiting the enterprise of man, by riveting the shackles of a false equality…they will increase the well-being of the world.”

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