Quotation Explorer - 'Sir Winston Churchill'

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself. - Sir Winston Churchill
It is no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. - Sir Winston Churchill
There but for the grace of God goes God. - Sir Winston Churchill
We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. - Sir Winston Churchill
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future. - Sir Winston Churchill
When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite. - Sir Winston Churchill
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. - Sir Winston Churchill
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. - Sir Winston Churchill
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. - Sir Winston Churchill
Who will relieve me of this Wuthering Height - Sir Winston Churchill
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Sir Winston Churchill
Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt... We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job. - Sir Winston Churchill
If heaven is going to be full of people like Hardie, well, the Almighty can have them to himself. - Sir Winston Churchill
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. - Sir Winston Churchill
We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job. - Sir Winston Churchill
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself. - Sir Winston Churchill
MacDonald has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts. - Sir Winston Churchill
[He] looks at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe. - Sir Winston Churchill
I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. - Sir Winston Churchill
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it. - Sir Winston Churchill
It might be said that Lord Rosebery outlived his future by ten years and his past by more than twenty. - Sir Winston Churchill
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more. - Sir Winston Churchill
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong-these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history. - Sir Winston Churchill
It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time. - Sir Winston Churchill
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. - Sir Winston Churchill
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep them in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization. - Sir Winston Churchill
We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges. - Sir Winston Churchill
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. - Sir Winston Churchill
Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. - Sir Winston Churchill
So they [the Government] go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent. - Sir Winston Churchill
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest. - Sir Winston Churchill
There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true. - Sir Winston Churchill
The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst. - Sir Winston Churchill
I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents. - Sir Winston Churchill
Success is never final. - Sir Winston Churchill
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. - Sir Winston Churchill
Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. - Sir Winston Churchill
To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy. - Sir Winston Churchill
There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result. - Sir Winston Churchill
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. - Sir Winston Churchill
A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward. - Sir Winston Churchill
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day. - Sir Winston Churchill
Statistics are like a drunk with a lampost: used more for support than illumination. - Sir Winston Churchill
A woman once drove me to drink, and I never had the decency to thank her. - Sir Winston Churchill
I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat." - Sir 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. - Sir Winston Churchill
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash. - Sir Winston Churchill
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. - Sir Winston Churchill
Never in the history of mankind have so many owed so much to so few. - Sir Winston Churchill
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home. - Sir Winston Churchill
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. - Sir Winston Churchill
Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. - Sir Winston Churchill
The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. - Sir Winston Churchill
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. - Sir Winston Churchill
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning. - Sir Winston Churchill
I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.' - Sir Winston Churchill
It's a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. - Sir Winston Churchill
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. - Sir Winston Churchill
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. - Sir Winston Churchill
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." - Sir Winston Churchill
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room. - Sir Winston Churchill
[On recognizing China] But if you recognize anyone it does not mean you like them. For instance, we all recognize the right honourable gentleman the member for Ebbw Vale. - Sir Winston Churchill
I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is much better policy to prophesy after the event has taken place. - Sir Winston Churchill
A nation that forgets its past has no future - Sir Winston Churchill
I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Sir Winston Churchill
It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required. - Sir Winston Churchill
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. - Sir Winston Churchill
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. - Sir Winston Churchill
For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else. - Sir Winston Churchill
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. - Sir Winston Churchill
The best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with the average voter. - Sir Winston Churchill
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. - Sir Winston Churchill
Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness. A sincere love of peace is no excuse for muddling hundreds of millions of humble folk into total war. The cheers of the weak, well-meaning assemblies soon cease to count. Doom marches on. - Sir Winston Churchill
Where there is a great deal of free speech there is always a certain amount of foolish speech. - Sir Winston Churchill
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