A few final quotes from Winston Churchill

While tracking down a great quote from Churchill on free enterprise, I found a number of other great ones at The 40 Greatest Quotes From Winston Churchill, an article by John Hawkins.

I’ll finish this series with two motivational comments:

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

and

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

Winston Churchill

How to avoid prosperity

Winston Churchill suggests two ways to drive down an economy:

“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.”

and

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

I found the above quotes at The 40 Greatest Quotes From Winston Churchill, an article by John Hawkins.

The downsides of capitalism and socialism

Contrasts between capitalism and socialism:

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

Winston Churchill

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On having enemies

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

Winston Churchill

It’s not always a bad thing to gather enemies by standing up for your core beliefs, those things you value most dearly.

While searching on that phrase, found a nice article pondering its implications at Philosiblog.

I found the above quote in several places on the ‘net. Also found it and other quotes in this series at The 40 Greatest Quotes From Winston Churchill, an article by John Hawkins.

What’s the worst form of government?

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

Winston Churchill

I found the above quote at The 40 Greatest Quotes From Winston Churchill, an article by John Hawkins.

What’s your view of free enterprise? The engine of prosperity or a golden goose to be killed?

“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.”

Winston Churchill

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