Winston Churchill Quotes


Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most times he will pick himself up and carry on.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
The best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with the average voter.
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time--a tremendous whack.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
For myself I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
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.
No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time with a steady eye.
I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has taken from me.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Star When you're going thru hell keep going, because you'll eventually get thru it.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
There but for the grace of God, goes God.
It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
There is no limit to the ingenuity of man if it is properly and vigorously applied under conditions of peace and justice.
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.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.
I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as Usual.'
When I look back on all the worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.
We shall not flag or fail. We shall fight in France, we shall fight in the seas or oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost ay 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.

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