Winston Churchill Quotes & Wallpapers

Winston Churchill
Total Quotes: 1572

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day. Winston Churchill

'No comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. Winston Churchill

Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains. Winston Churchill

There is nothing government can give you that it hasn't taken from you in the first place. Winston Churchill

When you're going through hell - just keep on going! Winston Churchill

At one side of the palette there is white, at the other black; and neither is ever used neat. Winston Churchill

I have always had a curious nature; I enjoy learning, but I dislike being taught. Winston Churchill

Just to paint is great fun. The colours are lovely to look at and delicious to squeeze out. Matching them, however crudely, with what you see is fascinating and absolutely absorbing. Winston Churchill

Every garden presents innumerable fascinating problems. Winston Churchill

Leave to the masters of art trained by a lifetime of devotion the wonderful process of picture-building and picture creation. Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see. Winston Churchill

The cultivation of a hobby and new forms of interest is a policy of first importance to a public man. Winston Churchill

A man can wear out a particular part of his mind by continually using and tiring it, just in the same way he can wear out the elbows of his coat. Winston Churchill

Is the only lesson of history to be that mankind is unteachable? Winston Churchill

Lenin was sent into Russia by the Germans in the same way that you might send a phial containing a culture of typhoid or cholera to be poured into the water supply of a great city, and it worked with amazing accuracy. Winston Churchill

I accumulated in those years so fine a surplus in the Book of Observance that I have been drawing confidently upon it ever since. Winston Churchill

I want no criticism of America at my table. The Americans criticize themselves more than enough. Winston Churchill

Thus I got into my bones the essential structure of the ordinary British sentence, which is a noble thing. Winston Churchill

I do think unpunctuality is a vile habit, and all my life I have tried to break myself of it. Winston Churchill

I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents. Winston Churchill

Success is never final. Winston Churchill

Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or I could not learn. Winston Churchill

Have no fear of the future. Let us go forward into its mysteries, tear away the veils which hide it from our eyes, and move onwards with confidence and courage. Winston Churchill

It is all right to rat, but you can't re-rat. Winston Churchill

We (The British) have not journeyed across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy. Winston Churchill

Never trust a man who has not a single redeeming vice. Winston Churchill

Not to have an adequate air force in the present state of the world is to compromise the foundations of national freedom and independence. Winston Churchill

You ask, What is our policy? I will say; 'It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.' You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory-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. Winston Churchill

Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it. Winston Churchill

There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies. Winston Churchill

A medal glitters, but it also casts a shadow. Winston Churchill

No matter how enmeshed a commander becomes in the elaboration of his own thoughts, it is sometimes necessary to take the enemy into account. Winston Churchill

Indomitable in retreat, invincible in advance; insufferable in victory. Winston Churchill

Well, dinner would have been splendid... if the wine had been as cold as the soup, the beef as rare as the service, the brandy as old as the fish, and the maid as willing as the Duchess. Winston Churchill

The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril. Winston Churchill

The Turkish Government began and ruthlessly carried out the infamous massacre and deportation of Armenians in Asia Minor. The clearance of the race from Asia Minor was about as complete as such an act, on a scale so great, could well be. Winston Churchill

Diplomacy is the art of telling plain truths without giving offense. Winston Churchill

There are no people in the world who are so slow to develop hostile feelings against a foreign country as the Americans, and no people who, once estranged, are more difficult to win back. Winston Churchill

There is not much collective security in a flock of sheep on the way to the butcher. Winston Churchill

I was, on the whole, considerably discouraged by my school days. It was not pleasant to feel oneself so completely outclassed and left behind at the beginning of the race. Winston Churchill

There is nothing like oratory, it is a skill that can turn a commoner into a king. Winston Churchill

Perfectionism spells paralysis. Winston Churchill

Never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man. Winston Churchill

He has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts. Winston Churchill

If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost. Winston Churchill

It is a good thing to stand away from the canvas from time to time and take a full view of the picture. Winston Churchill

I have benefited greatly from criticism, and at no time have I suffered a lack thereof. Winston Churchill

There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of the Bolshevism and in the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution by these international and for the most part atheistical Jews Winston Churchill

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

No comment" is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. Winston Churchill

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Winston Churchill

There was a man who sold a hyena skin while the beast still lived and who was killed in hunting it. Winston Churchill

During their lifetimes, every man and woman will stumble across a great opportunity. Sadly, most of them will simply pick themselves up, dust themselves down and carry on as if nothing ever happened. Winston Churchill

No more let us alter or falter or palter. From Malta to Yalta, and Yalta to Malta. Winston Churchill

If I were the first of May, I should be ashamed of myself. Winston Churchill

"I have not made any arrogant, confident, boasting predictions at all. On the contrary, I have stuck hard to my "blood, toil, tears and sweat," to which I have added muddle and mismanagement, and that, to some extend I must admit, is what you have got out of it." Winston Churchill

Unteachable from infancy to tomb - There is the first and main characteristic of mankind. Winston Churchill

It is alarming ... to see Mr Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well-known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps of the Vice-regal Palace while he is still organising and conducting a campaign of civil disobedience. Winston Churchill

Unpunctuality is a vile habit. Winston Churchill

We see nothing but good and hope in a richer, freer, more contented European commonalty. But we have our own dreams and our own task. We are with Europe, but not of it. We are linked, but not comprised. We are interested and associated, but not absorbed. Winston Churchill

A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest Winston Churchill

Who's in or out, who moves the grand machine, Nor stirs my curiosity, or spleen; Secrets of state no more I wish to know Than secret movements of a puppet-show; Let but the puppets move, I've my desire, Unseen the hand which guides the master wire. Winston Churchill

The cemetery is full of indispensable people. Winston Churchill

Those good at war aren't good at peace, and those good at peace aren't good at war. Winston Churchill

Only changes in mindsets can extend the frontiers of the possible. Winston Churchill

When I find a ladybug I ask the butler to take it outside instead of killing it. Winston Churchill

If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate, you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves. Winston Churchill

All wisdom is not new wisdom. Winston Churchill

Twenty to twenty-five! These are the years! Don't be content with things as they are. Don't take No for an answer. Never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed and won by youth. She has lived and thrived only by repeated subjugation. Winston Churchill

I am a child of the House of Commons. I was brought up in my fathers house to believe in democracy. Trust the people that was his message. Winston Churchill

Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend. Winston Churchill

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