Winston Churchill Quotes

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

Winston Churchill, was a British statesman, soldier and writer who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, during the Second World War.

Here is a selection of Winston Churchill Most Famous Quotes. I never worry about action, but only about inaction. Churchill Most Inspiring Quotes.



Winston Churchill Famous Quotes and Sayings

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

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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

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Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

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For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.

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Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

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Don't interrupt me while I'm interrupting.

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Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people's idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.

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

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You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.

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I pass with relief from the tossing sea of Cause and Theory to the firm ground of Result and Fact.

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When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

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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.

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An old battleax of a woman said to Winston Churchill, "If you were my husband I would put poison in your tea." Churchill's response, "Ma'am if you were my wife I would drink it."

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

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We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.

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

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Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

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

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

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It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.

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

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

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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

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

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The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

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Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself, believe.

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Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.

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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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When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.

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There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained.

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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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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.

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Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.

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A small lie needs a bodyguard of bigger lies to protect it.

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You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.

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This paper, by its very length, defends itself from ever being read.

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If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.

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A nation that forgets its past has no future.

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

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Never, never, never give in!

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

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A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly.

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Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

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If you cannot read all your books...fondle them―peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances.

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A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.

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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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Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required.

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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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From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

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

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You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory, 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.

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

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One man with conviction will overwhelm a hundred who have only opinions.

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The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.

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If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea, she must always choose the open sea.

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There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at with no result.

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If you are going through hell, keep going.

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A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

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

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Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

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The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

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

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

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It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

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

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Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.

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A joke is a very serious thing.

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Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

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You create your own universe as you go along.

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If you're going through hell, keep going.

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Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people's idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.

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Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.

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The most important thing about education is appetite.

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Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.

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My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.

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Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.

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

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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 honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

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The price of greatness is responsibility.

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To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.

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We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.

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We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

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In War: Resolution, In Defeat: Defiance, In Victory: Magnanimity, In Peace: Good Will.

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

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

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Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

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There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.

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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.

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When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.

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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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There is nothing government can give you that it hasn't taken from you in the first place.

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

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Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.

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In finance, everything that is agreeable is unsound and everything that is sound is disagreeable.

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

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I never worry about action, but only about inaction.

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Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.

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