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The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

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Source Notes: Contributed by QB user Dominique: this quote could well be by L.P. Jacks (earlier than Churchill). Seems like Churchill himself merely "repeated" Jacks.

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD FRS PC PC (Can) (30 November 1874 - 24 January 1965) was an English statesman and author, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Well-known as an orator, strategist, and politician, Churchill was one of the most important leaders in modern British and world history. He won the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature for his many books on English and world history. Sir Winston Churchill was voted the greatest-ever Briton in the 2002 BBC poll the 100 Greatest Britons.

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Jul 01, 2010

This quote is not by Winston Churchill, but is commonly falsely attributed to him. It appears in the "Red Herrings: False Attributions" appendix of Churchill by Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations by Richard Langworth (PublicAffairs, 2008).