Winston Churchill Famous Quotes



The Right Honourable Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill commonly regarded to as Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England on 30 November 1874 and died on 24 January 1965.

Winston Churchill Famous Quotes

Winston Churchill was a leader, statesman, author, and orator; he was also a British politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955) who helped lead his country and the Allies to victory as the prime minister of Britain during World War II. His courage, decisiveness, political experience, and enormous vitality enabled him to lead his country through the war, one of the most desperate struggles in British history.

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
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The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.
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We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.
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You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
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We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.
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Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
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History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
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If you’re going through hell, keep going.
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The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
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War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
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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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The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
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It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
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One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.
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I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
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I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
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I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
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Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.
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I like a man who grins when he fights.
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A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
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Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
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Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
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We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.
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There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
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For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
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Never, never, never give up.
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All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
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No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
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Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.
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Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better.
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Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
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For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
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Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.
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I never worry about action, but only inaction.
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A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
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In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice.
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It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion’s heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
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Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.
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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.
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It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.
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Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
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There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
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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.
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Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
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I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
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The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
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Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.
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Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game.
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Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
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The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
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An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
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There is no such thing as a good tax.
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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.
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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.
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Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
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Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.
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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.
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We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
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A joke is a very serious thing.
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