100+ Winston Churchill Quotes

100+ Winston Churchill Quotes

1. If you are going through hell, keep going. —Winston Churchill


2. Never, never, never give up. —Winston Churchill


3. Time and money are largely interchangeable terms. —Winston Churchill


4. Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. —Winston Churchill


5. Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries. —Winston Churchill


6. Harsh laws are at times better than no laws at all. —Winston Churchill


7. Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others. —Winston Churchill


8. Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts. —Winston Churchill


9. It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny. —Winston Churchill


10. All the greatest things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope. —Winston Churchill


11. Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. —Winston Churchill


12. My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best. —Winston Churchill


13. To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to change often. —Winston Churchill


14. All wisdom is not new wisdom. —Winston Churchill


15. Every man should ask himself each day whether he is not too readily accepting negative solutions. —Winston Churchill


16. If you destroy a free market you create a black market. —Winston Churchill


17. The price of greatness is responsibility. —Winston Churchill


18. All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. —Winston Churchill


19. “I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. —Winston Churchill


20. When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber. —Winston Churchill


21. In finance, everything that is agreeable is unsound and everything that is sound is disagreeable. —Winston Churchill


22. You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something in your life. — Winston Churchill


23. The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. —Winston Churchill


24. The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. —Winston Churchill


25. One ought to be just before one is generous. —Winston Churchill


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


27. It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them. —Winston Churchill


28. Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge. —Winston Churchill


29. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it’s also what it takes to sit down and listen. —Winston Churchill


30. 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. —Winston Churchill


31. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. —Winston Churchill


32. I never worry about action, but only about inaction. —Winston Churchill


33. War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs. —Winston Churchill


34. Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential. —Winston Churchill


35. Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it has been said, it is the quality which guarantees all others. —Winston Churchill


36. Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library. —Winston Churchill


37. You will never get to the end of the journey if you stop to shy a stone at every dog that barks. —Winston Churchill


38. For myself I am an optimist—it does not seem to be much use being anything else. —Winston Churchill


39. The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go. —Winston Churchill


40. One always measures friendships by how they show up in bad weather. —Winston Churchill


41. There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true —Winston Churchill


42. You must look at facts because they look at you. —Winston Churchill


43. The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. —Winston Churchill


44. We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another. —Winston Churchill


45. Nourish your hopes, but do not overlook realities. —Winston Churchill


46. To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real. —Winston Churchill


47. History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. —Winston Churchill


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


49. Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference. —Winston Churchill


50. Craft is common both to skill and deceit. —Winston Churchill


51. In a war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times. —Winston Churchill


52. It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required. —Winston Churchill


53. Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured. —Winston Churchill


54. Give us the tools, and we will finish the job. —Winston Churchill


55. 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. —Winston Churchill


56. Broadly speaking short words are best and the old words when short, are best of all. —Winston Churchill


57. We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us. —Winston Churchill


58. Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. —Winston Churchill


59. There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right and not to fear to do or say what you believe to be right. —Winston Churchill


60. What is adequacy? Adequacy is no standard at all. —Winston Churchill


61. 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. —Winston Churchill


62. It is the time to dare and endure. —Winston Churchill


63. If we open a quarrel between the past and the present we shall find that we have lost the future. —Winston Churchill


64. Politics is 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


65. It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic. —Winston Churchill


66. I have in my life concentrated more on self-expression than self-denial. —Winston Churchill


67. There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true. —Winston Churchill


68. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. —Winston Churchill


69. There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do and for making a certainty of what you try. But this principle, like others in life and war, has it exceptions. —Winston Churchill


70. The true guide of life is to do what is right. —Winston Churchill


71. Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. —Winston Churchill


72. You never can tell whether bad luck may not after all turn out to be good luck. —Winston Churchill


73. You must put your head into the lion’s mouth if the performance is to be a success. —Winston Churchill


74. Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. —Winston Churchill


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


76. I like things to happen, and if they don’t happen I like to make them happen. —Winston Churchill


77. An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last. —Winston Churchill


78. The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself. —Winston Churchill


79. Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed. —Winston Churchill


80. I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting. —Winston Churchill


81. The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. —Winston Churchill


82. I may be drunk Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. —Winston Churchill


83. I object on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to human good feeling and charity. —Winston Churchill


84. 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. —Winston Churchill


85. Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. —Winston Churchill


86. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. —Winston Churchill


87. The first duty of the university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not technicalities. We want a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we do not want a world of engineers. —Winston Churchill


88. The English never draw a line without blurring it. —Winston Churchill


89. You cannot cure cancer by a majority. —Winston Churchill


90. If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care. —Winston Churchill


91. The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. —Winston Churchill


92. We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it. —Winston Churchill


93. We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic. —Winston Churchill


94. If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. —Winston Churchill


95. We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. —Winston Churchill


96. Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old. —Winston Churchill


97. There is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. —Winston Churchill


98. Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. —Winston Churchill


99. I’m prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. —Winston Churchill


100. We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. —Winston Churchill


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

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