Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can) (1874-11-30 1965-01-24) was a British politician. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.
Found 180 thoughts of Winston Churchill

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

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.

Winston Churchill

My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.

Winston Churchill

If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.

Winston Churchill

If you mean to profit, learn to please.

Winston Churchill

He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

The only guide to man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations; but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.

Winston Churchill

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

I like a man who grins when he fights.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.

Winston Churchill

The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

I remember, when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum's circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit . . . which I most desired to see was the one described as 'The Boneless Wonder'.

Winston Churchill

Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

Winston Churchill

I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill
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