(When told that he is a drunk) My dear, you are ugly; but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
That long (Canadian) frontier from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean guarded only by neighbourly respect and honourable obligations as an example to every country and a pattern for the future of the world.
Victory at all costs victory in spite of all terror victory however long and hard the road may be for without victory there is no survival.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Most people hate the taste of beer to begin with. It is however a prejudice that many people have been able to overcome.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
When I am abroad I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
I have never accepted what many people have kindly said namely that I have inspired the nation. It was the nation and the race dwelling all around the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air 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 halls. We shall never surrender.
I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
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.
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.
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.
Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.