Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill, aside from being one of the greatest politician in his time, was a brilliant orator as well. He’s maybe dead now, but his legacy prevails and is still alive in his comic and profound quotes and sayings that he has left behind. Quotes of Winston Churchill are truly fantastic and amazing. Don’t be surprised as Churchill was a great speaker and a brilliant writer. It’s not surprising that he has left thousands of profound words of wisdom that you can find in famous Wisnton Churchill quotes.

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Famous Winston Churchill Quotes

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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

 

We make a living by what we get,
But we make a life by what we give.

 

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

 

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

 

There is no such thing as a good tax. – Winston Churchill

 

There is no such thing as public opinion.
There is only published opinion.

 

The truth is incontrovertible.
Malice may attack it,
Ignorance may deride it,
But in the end, there it is.

 

Personally I’m always ready to learn,
Although I do not always like being taught.

 

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing –
After they’ve tried everything else.

 

Now this is not the end.
It is not even the beginning of the end.
But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

 

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.

 

A joke is a very serious thing. – Winston Churchill

 

It is always wise to look ahead,
But difficult to look further than you can see.

 

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
But most of them pick themselves up
And hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
Than to be responsible and wrong.

 

He has all the virtues I dislike
And none of the vices I admire.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

 

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best,
And the old words best of all.

 

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.

 

It is a fine thing to be honest,
But it is also very important to be right.

 

Inspirational Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill quotes never give up, Winston Churchill quotes on success

 

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind
And won’t change the subject.

 

Success is not final,
Failure is not fatal:
It is the courage to continue that counts.

 

To improve is to change;
To be perfect is to change often.

 

It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

 

Every day you may make progress.
Every step may be fruitful.
Yet there will stretch out before you
An ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path.
You know you will never get to the end of the journey.
But this, so far from discouraging,
Only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

 

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
We shall find that we have lost the future.

 

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

 

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose…
Only then will you learn the game.

 

Success consists of going from failure to failure
Without loss of enthusiasm.

 

No crime is so great as daring to excel. – Winston Churchill

 

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

 

Never, never, never give up. – Winston Churchill

 

Continuous effort –
Not strength or intelligence –
Is the key to unlocking our potential.

 

A man does what he must –
In spite of personal consequences,
In spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures –
And that is the basis of all human morality.

 

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.

 

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities…
Because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Winston Churchill leadership quotes

 

The price of greatness is responsibility.

 

Ending a sentence with a preposition
Is something up with which I will not put.

 

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.

 

However beautiful the strategy,
You should occasionally look at the results.

 

Never in the field of human conflict
Was so much owed by so many to so few.

 

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.
To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

 

Solitary trees,
If they grow at all,
Grow strong.

 

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver.
The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver,
The less he demands in slaughter.

 

We shape our buildings;
Thereafter they shape us.

 

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only
Because he does not know what to say,
And is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.

 

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.

 

Winston Churchill funny quotes

Winston Churchill quotes funny, funny Winston Churchill quotes

 

I may be drunk, Miss,
But in the morning I will be sober
And you will still be ugly.

 

My most brilliant achievement was my ability
To be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

 

We are all worms.
But I believe that I am a glow-worm.

 

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

 

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.

 

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile,
Hoping it will eat him last.

 

I am fond of pigs.
Dogs look up to us.
Cats look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals.

 

I never worry about action,
But only inaction.

 

“No comment” is a splendid expression.
I am using it again and again.

 

I am easily satisfied with the very best.

 

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words,
And I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.

 

Lady Astor: “Winston, if I were your wife I’d put poison in your coffee.”
Winston Churchill: “Nancy, if I were your husband I’d drink it.

 

Never hold discussions with the monkey
When the organ grinder is in the room.

 

My wife and I tried two or three times
In the last 40 years to have breakfast together,
But it was so disagreeable we had to stop.

 

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded.
In fact, if anything, I am the prod.

 

I have nothing to offer
But blood, toil, tears and sweat.

 

Although prepared for martyrdom,
I preferred that it be postponed.

 

I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.

 

Winston Churchill quotes on socialism

Winston Churchill quotes democracy, Winston Churchill quotes on India

 

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
The creed of ignorance,
And the gospel of envy,
Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

 

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation,
Indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.

 

The best argument against democracy
Is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

 

All the great things are simple,
And many can be expressed in a single word:
Freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

 

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.

 

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.

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

 

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

 

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have. – Winston Churchill

 

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. – Winston Churchill

 

If the human race wishes to have
A prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity,
They have only got to behave in a peaceful
And helpful way toward one another.

 

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

 

It has been said that democracy
Is the worst form of government
Except all the others that have been tried.

 

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead.
The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

 

One ought never to turn one’s back
On a threatened danger and try to run away from it.
If you do that, you will double the danger.
But if you meet it promptly and without flinching,
You will reduce the danger by half.

 

Politics is not a game.
It is an earnest business.
– Winston Churchill

 

When you are winning a war
Almost everything that happens
Can be claimed to be right and wise.

 

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

 

These are not dark days: these are great days –
The greatest days our country has ever lived.

 

I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment,
failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer,
I should at once have been rightly cast aside.

 

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.

 

India is a geographical term.
It is no more a united nation than the Equator.

 

I always avoid prophesying beforehand,
Because it is a much better policy to prophesy
After the event has already taken place.

 

The first quality that is needed is audacity.

 

Politics are very much like war.
We may even have to use poison gas at times.

 

The power of man has grown in every sphere,
Except over himself.

 

Really I feel less keen about the Army every day.
I think the Church would suit me better.

 

War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.

 

More Random Quotes from Winston Churchill

 

We are masters of the unsaid words,
But slaves of those we let slip out.

 

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.

 

The reserve of modern assertions
Is sometimes pushed to extremes,
In which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer
To strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.

 

There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world,
And the worst of it is half of them are true.

 

Meeting Franklin Roosevelt
Was like opening your first bottle of champagne;
Knowing him was like drinking it.

 

I am prepared to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared
For the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

 

If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference
To the devil in the House of Commons.

 

If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice,
I would have English Channels round every country.
And the atmosphere would be such that anything
Which attempted to fly would be set on fire.

 

I have been brought up and trained
To have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.

 

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation
Of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.

 

We shall show mercy,
But we shall not ask for it.

 

When you have to kill a man,
It costs nothing to be polite.

 

We are asking the nations of Europe between
Whom rivers of blood have flowed
To forget the feuds of a thousand years.

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