Sir Winston Churchill was a British statesman, writer, and army officer. His full name is Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. He was born on 30 November 1874 and died on 24 January 1965. He led the United Kingdom as a Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 in the second world war.
Today here we are going to show some of the best Winston Churchill Quotes, which help you to inspire.
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Winston Churchill Quotes About WW2
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
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.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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. Never run away from anything. Never!
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
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.
Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.
Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
Courage is rightly esteemed 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.
I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
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.
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
If it weren’t for painting, I wouldn’t live; I couldn’t bear the extra strain of things.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Funny Winston Churchill Quotes
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
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.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
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.
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
I like a man who grins when he fights.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
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.
I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
No comment’ is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.
In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.