Famous Quotes of 1900-1950

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Many famous things that famous people have said in the mid-1900's...eh? Enjoy!...eh?

Your's truly...Don Vito Corleone.

Submitted: May 03, 2008

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"Few things in life are more embarrassing than the necessity of having to inform an old friend that you have just got engaged to his fiancee"~ W.C. Fields, comedian.

"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius"~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author.

"Go away, I'm alright"~H.G. Wells last words, author.

"Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive"~Theodore Roosevelt, President.

"What is to be done?"~Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov, revolutionary.

"If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. There's no use in being a damn fool about it"~W.C. Fields.

"The less experienced a doctor is, the higher are his notions of professional dignity..."~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

"Advertising is legalized lying"~H.G. Wells.

"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has university education, he may steal the whole railroad"~Theodore Roosevelt.

"A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money"~W.C. Fields.


"Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world"~Kaiser Wilhelm the 2nd.

"A lie told often enough becomes the truth"~Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov.

"A conservative is a person who just sits and thinks, mostly sits"~Woodrow Wilson, President.

"Futher, a defensive policy involves, the loss of initiative, with all the consequent disadvantages to the defender"~Sir Douglas Haig, General.

"Diplomats were invented simply to waste time"~David Lloyd George, Prime Minister.

"It's far easier to make war than peace"~Georges Clemenceau, Prime minister.

"All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl"~Charlie Chaplin, actor.

"What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in"~David Lloyd George.

"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow"~Woodrow Wilson.

"Freedom is capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics; Freedom for the slave owners"~Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov.

"The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory"~Sir Douglas Haig.

"Everything I know I learned after I was thirty"~Georges Clemenceau.

"I am for people. I can't help it"~Charlie Chaplin.

"Crime is a product of social excess"~Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov.

"America lives in the heart of everyman everywhere who wishes to find a religion where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses"~Woodrow Wilson.

"A joke is a very serious thing"~Winston Churchill, General (not forever though).

"You cannot feed the the hungry on statistics"~David Lloyd George.

"War is much too serious a matter to entrust to military men"~ Georges Clemenceau.

"A day without laughter is a day wasted"~Charlie Chaplin.

"What is the good of your speeches? I come to Sarajevo on a visit, and I get bombs thrown at me. It is outrageous" Franz Ferdinand, Archduke.

"Any cook should be able to run the country"~Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov.

"Tell me what is right and I will fight for it"~Woodrow Wilson.

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject"~Winston Churchill.

"A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; If you agree with him he's a statesman"~David Lloyd George.

"All that I know I learned after I was thirty"~ Georges Clemenceau.

"As compared with the college politician, the real article seems like an amateur"~Woodrow Wilson.

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

"A man's true character comes out when he's drunk"~Charlie Chaplin.

"One man with a gun can control 100 without one"~Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov.

"America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization"~Georges Clemenceau.

"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow"~Woodrow Wilson.

"It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed"~Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov.

"Slowly but surely the sea is freezing over"~Robert Falcon Scott, explorer.

"We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers"~Emmeline Pankhurst, civil rights leader.

"But takes comfort in that I die at peace with the world and myself - not afraid"~Robert Falcon Scott.

"Trust in God - she will provide"~Emmeline Pankhurst.

"War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory"~Georges Clemenceau.

"Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country"~Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov.


"After I am dead, the boy will ruin himself in twelve months"~King George the Fifth.

"Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class"~Al Capone, criminal.

"The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency"~Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov.

"Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance"~King George the Fifth.

"I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand"~Al Capone.

"No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses"~Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov.

"My father was frightened of his mother; I was frightened of my father, and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me"~King George the Fifth.

"Prohibition has made nothing but trouble"~Al Capone.

"When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state"~Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov.

"Is it possible that my people live in such awful conditions? I tell you, Mr. Wheatley, that if I had to live in conditions like that I would be a revolutionary myself"~King George the Fifth.

"My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way"~Al Capone.

"Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps"~Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov.


(Excuse my quotes my Hitler)

"How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing"~Neville Chamberlain, Prime Mininster.

"It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge"~Adolf Hitler, dictator

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter"~Winston Churchill, statesman.

"I trust no one, not even myself"~Joseph Stalin, dictator.

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?"~Albert Einstein, physicist.

"Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized"~Adolf Hitler.

"The first quality that is needed is audacity"~Winston Churchill.

"Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater"~Albert Einstein.

"When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use"~Joseph Stalin.

"Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler"~Albert Einstein.

"The victor will never be asked if he told the truth"~Adolf Hitler.

"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish"~Albert Einstein.

"I believe it is peace for our time... peace with honour"~Neville Chamberlain.

"I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion"~Albert Einstein.

"A single death is a tragedy,a million deaths is a statistic"~Joseph Stalin.

"If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed"~Adolf Hitler.


“Hitler has missed the bus”~Neville Chamberlain, retired.

"A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen"~Winston Churchill, Prime Minister.

"All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people"~Adolf Hitler.

"Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmailer"~Benito Mussolini, dictator.

"If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union"~Franklin D. Roosevelt, President.

"Art is a lie that makes us realize truth"~Pablo Picasso, artist.

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal"~Pablo Picasso.

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it"~Winston Churchill.

"All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach"~Adolf Hitler.

"The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people"~Benito Mussolini.

"A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him"~Winston Churchill.

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers"~Pablo Picasso.

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"~Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat"~Winston Churchill.

"Who says I am not under the special protection of God?"~Adolf Hitler.

"If you treat people right they will treat you right... ninety percent of the time"~Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense"~Pablo Picasso.

"I am easily satisfied with the very best"~Winston Churchill.

"Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle"~Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature"~Adolf Hitler.

"The mass, whether it be a crowd or an army, is vile"~Benito Mussolini.

"The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?"~Pablo Picasso.

"I am a Christian and a Democrat, that's all"~Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"Great liars are also great magicians"~Adolf Hitler.

"No comment" is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again"~Winston Churchill.

"Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play"~Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"There are as many opinions as there are experts"~Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?"~Pablo Picasso.

"These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived"~Winston Churchill.

"A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron"~Joseph Stalin.

"All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door"~Albert Camus, philosipher.

"Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas?"~Joseph Stalin.

"Everything you can imagine is real"~Pablo Picasso.

"Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem"~Joseph Stalin.

"Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it"~Winston Churchill.

"Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day"~Albert Camus.

"The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do"~Joseph Stalin.

"Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question"~Albert Camus.

"The Pope? How many divisions has he got?"~Joseph Stalin.

Stay tuned for my next Quote thing: Quotes from the Masters! Like Gandhi and more from Einstein! For now, in your comment, say some famous persons name between 1900-1950, and I will give you 3 Quotes by him!...eh?

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