Winston Churchill Quotes




"Never, never, never give up."

"If you are going through hell, keep going."

"Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it."

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

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

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

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

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

"Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."

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

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

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

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

"Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong."

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

"Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game."

"If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future."

"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others."

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

"The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult."

"The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is."

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

"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."

"If you are young, and not liberal, then you don't have a heart. If you are old, and not conservative, then you don't have a brain."

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

"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."

"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."

"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."

"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."

"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."

"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."

"I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone."

Compiled by Thomas George
editor@Wisdom-of-the-Wise.com