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

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

Winston Churchill

Are you insinuating that I am a purveyor of terminological inexactitudes?

Winston Churchill

Lady Astor: Mr. Churchill, You're drunk! Winston Churchill: Yes, and you Madam, are ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober.

Winston Churchill

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.

Winston Churchill

The first quality that is needed is audacity.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

I am bored with it all.

Winston Churchill

You will make all kinds of mistakes but as long as you are generous and true and fierce you cannot hurt the world, or even seriously distress her.

Winston Churchill

Never in the course of history, have so many owed so much to so few.

Winston Churchill

If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.

Winston Churchill

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.

Winston Churchill

I never worry about action, but only inaction.

Winston Churchill

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

The creation of a line of forts opposite to the French frontier will enable the German troops to be economized on that line and will enable the main forces to swing round through Belgium and Holland.

Winston Churchill

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.

Winston Churchill

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.

Winston Churchill

In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.

Winston Churchill

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill

Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better.

Winston Churchill

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

Immature love says, I love you because I need you, mature love says, I need you because I love you.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

Winston Churchill

If you're going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill
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