Winston Churchill Quotes & Wallpapers

Winston Churchill
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If he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last. Winston Churchill

Here the two great interests Imperium et Libertas, res olim insociabiles (saith Tacitus), began to incounter each other. Winston Churchill

Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us. Winston Churchill

An old battleax of a woman said to Winston Churchill, "If you were my husband I would put poison in your tea." Churchill's response, "Ma'am if you were my wife I would drink it. Winston Churchill

It saves a lot of trouble if, instead of having to earn money and save it, you can just go and borrow it. Winston Churchill

The unforgivable sin of Hitler's Germany was to develop a new economic system by which the international bankers were deprived of their profits. Winston Churchill

Any idiot can see something wrong. But can you see what is right? Winston Churchill

No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism. Winston Churchill

Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world. Canada, with those relations of friendly, affectionate intimacy with the United States on the one hand and with her unswerving fidelity to the British Commonwealth and the Motherland on the other, is the link which joins together these great branches of the human family, a link which, spanning the oceans, brings the continents into their true relation and will prevent in future generations any growth of division between the proud and the happy nations of Europe and the great countries which have come into existence in the New World. Winston Churchill

I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion. Winston Churchill

I remember when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum's Circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit on the program which I most desired to see was the one described as 'The Boneless Wonder'. My parents judged that the spectacle would be too demoralizing and revolting for my youthful eye and I have waited fifty years, to see The Boneless Wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench. Winston Churchill

Praise the humanities, my boy. That'll make them think you're broadminded! Winston Churchill

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. Winston Churchill

At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper-no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of the point. Winston Churchill

Twice in my lifetime the long arm of destiny has reached across the oceans and involved the entire life and manhood of the United States in a deadly struggle.There was no use in saying We don't want it; we won Winston Churchill

What a fool I have been! Winston Churchill

Hess or no Hess, I'm going to watch the Marx Brothers. Winston Churchill

... painting a picture is like fighting a battle; and trying to paint a picture is, I suppose, like trying to fight a battle. It is, if anything, more exciting than fighting it successfully. But the principle is the same. Winston Churchill

I am writing in one of the Keepers' Lodges to wh I have returned after stalking & where I am waiting for the Prince of Wales. Quite the best day's sport I have had in this country - 4 good stags & home early! Winston Churchill

The eagle has ceased to scream, but the parrots will now begin to chatter. The war of the giants is over and the pigmies will now start to squabble. Winston Churchill

You ought to let the Jews have Jerusalem; it was they who made it famous. Winston Churchill

In war it does not matter who is right, but who is left. Winston Churchill

Which brings me to my conclusion upon Free Will and Predestination, namely - let the reader mark it - that they are identical. Winston Churchill

Writing is an adventure. Winston Churchill

The salvation of the common people of every race and of every land from war or servitude must be established on solid foundations and must be guarded by the readiness of all men and women to die rather than submit to tyranny. Winston Churchill

My greatest good fortune in a life of brilliant experiences has been to find you, and to lead my life with you. I don't feel far away from you out here at all. I feel very near in my heart; and also I feel that the nearer I get to honour, the nearer I am to you. Winston Churchill

Nancy, if I were your husband I'd drink it. Winston Churchill

It is not alone that property, in all its forms, is struck at, but that liberty, in all its forms, is challenged by the fundamental conceptions of socialism. Winston Churchill

All I want is compliance with my wishes, after reasonable discussion. Winston Churchill

I look like a down-and-out drunk who has been picked out of the gutter in the Strand. Winston Churchill

I am weary of a task which is done and I hope I shall not shrink when the aftermath ends. My only wish is to live peacefully out the remaining years - if years they be. Winston Churchill

My education was interrupted only by my schooling. Winston Churchill

It is hard, if not impossible, to snub a beautiful woman - they remain beautiful and the snub recoils. Winston Churchill

Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions. Winston Churchill

I only believe in statistics that I doctored myself Winston Churchill

Danger, if met head on, can be nearly halved Winston Churchill

A pessimist sees problems in opportunities whereas an optimist sees opportunities in problems. Winston Churchill

Meet success like a gentleman; disaster like a man. Winston Churchill

Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of oratory !! Winston Churchill

Never give up. Never give up. Never give up. Winston Churchill

Apt analogies are among the most formidable weapons of the rhetorician. Winston Churchill

Hatred plays the same part in government as acid in chemistry. Winston Churchill

The person must be blind, indeed, who can not see, that here on earth a great project, a great plan, is executed, may work on the realization of which we participate as faithful servants. Winston Churchill

I love learning, but hate being taught. Winston Churchill

Personally I think that private property has a right to be defended. Our civilisation is built up on property, and can only be defended by private property. Winston Churchill

We are all worms. However, I like to think I'm a glow worm Winston Churchill

Science has given to this generation the means of unlimited disaster or of unlimited progress. There will remain the greater task of directing knowledge lastingly towards the purpose of peace and human good. Winston Churchill

One cannot leap a chasm in two jumps. Winston Churchill

The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. Winston Churchill

The person of truth must be covered with bodyguards of lies. Winston Churchill

Leadership is the intelligent use of power. Winston Churchill

Achievement is not last, disappointment is not deadly: It is the mettle to proceed with that matters. Winston Churchill

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. 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. 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. Winston Churchill

The maxim of the British people is Business as usual. Winston Churchill

The choice was clearly open: crush them with vain and unstinted force, or try to give them what they want. These were the only alternatives, and though each had ardent advocates, most people were unprepared for either. Here indeed was the Irish spectre - horrid and inexorcisable. Winston Churchill

It is alarming and also nauseating to see Mr. Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer of the type well-known in the East, now posing as a fakir, striding half naked up the steps of the Viceregal palace to parley on equal terms with the representative of the King-Emperor. Winston Churchill

The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences. Winston Churchill

Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry. Winston Churchill

I must point out... that 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, and like to be told that they are very likely to get much worse in the future and must prepare themselves for further reverses. Winston Churchill

I hate nobody except Hitler - and that is professional. Winston Churchill

The object of presenting medals, stars, and ribbons is to give pride and pleasure to those who have deserved them. At the same time a distinction is something which everybody does not possess. If all have it it is of less value... A medal glitters, but it also casts a shadow. 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. Winston Churchill

The reason for having diplomatic relations is not to confer a compliment, but to secure a convenience. Winston Churchill

Dogs look up to you, cats look down on you. Give me a pig! He looks you in the eye and treats you as an equal. Winston Churchill

For myself, I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else. Winston Churchill

The day may dawn when fair play, love for one's fellow men, respect for justice and freedom, will enable tormented generations to march forth triumphant from the hideous epoch in which we have to dwell. Meanwhile, never flinch, never weary, never despair. Winston Churchill

Mr. Chamberlain loves the working man, he loves to see him work. Winston Churchill

Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge. Winston Churchill

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