Winston Churchill Quotes And Saying

Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.

When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.

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

War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can.

War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can.

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

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We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

The first quality that is needed is audacity.

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

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.

My rule of life prescribed as absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.

Winston Churchill Quotes About Democracy

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

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 Quotes On Leadership

The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.

Winston Churchill Quotes On Leadership

Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

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

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

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.

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.

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

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a search but at the same time a steady eye.

There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.

I am easily satisfied with the very best.
Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

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.

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.

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

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.

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.

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.

Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.

Politics is 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.

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.

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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.

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

The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.

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

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.

These are not dark days: these are great days – the greatest days our country has ever lived.

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

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To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.

Never, never, never give up.

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.

The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy’s aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
I never worry about action, but only inaction.

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.

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

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.

It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.

Winston Churchill Quotes About Success

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.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill Quotes About Success

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

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

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

I’m just preparing my impromptu remarks.

No crime is so great as daring to excel.

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

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

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