Winston Churchill Quotes & Wallpapers

Winston Churchill
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Mr. Churchill your drunk!" Mr. Churchill: "And you, Lady Astor, are ugly. As for my condition, it will pass by the morning. You, however, will still be ugly. Winston Churchill

If you put two economists xin a room, you get two opinions, unless one of them is Lord Keynes, in which case you get three opinions. Winston Churchill

There are two kinds of success-initial and ultimate. Winston Churchill

You can always rely on America to do the right thing - once it has exhausted the alternatives. Winston Churchill

The chief aim of wisdom is to enable one to bear with the stupidity of the ignorant. Winston Churchill

It is a curious fact about British Islanders, who hate drill and have not been invaded for nearly a thousand years, that as danger comes nearer and grows they become progressively less nervous; when it is imminent the are fierce, when it is mortal they are fearless. Winston Churchill

The element of the unexpected and the unforeseeable is what gives some of its relish to life and saves us from falling into the mechanical thralldom of the logicians. Winston Churchill

I do not wonder that British youth is in revolt against the morbid doctrine that nothing matters but the equal sharing of miseries; that what used to be called the submerged tenth can only be rescued by bringing the other nine-tenths down to their le. Winston Churchill

Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted. Winston Churchill

In war, the truth must be guarded by a body guard of lies. Winston Churchill

To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy. Winston Churchill

Success and happiness spring from facing failure after failure with enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even should they rarely stick to their plan. Winston Churchill

Everybody has always underrated the Russians. They keep their own secrets alike from foe and friends. Winston Churchill

If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised. Winston Churchill

I am your servant. You have the right to dismiss me when you please. What you have no right to do is ask me to bear responsibility without the power of action. Winston Churchill

Certainly the prolonged education indispensable to the progress of society is not natural to mankind. Winston Churchill

There is a treasure in the heart of every man if you can only find it Winston Churchill

Lobbyists are the touts of protected industries. Winston Churchill

You do your worst, and we'll do our best. Winston Churchill

We are shaping the world faster than we can change ourselves, and we are applying to the present the habits of the past. Winston Churchill

I'd prefer to be right than consistent. Winston Churchill

Never let a good crisis go to waste 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 others that have been Winston Churchill

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour. Winston Churchill

Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never. Never - in anything great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Winston Churchill

Democracy is a very bad form of government ... but all the others are so much worse. Winston Churchill

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. Winston Churchill

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Winston Churchill

Democracy means that when there's a knock in the door at 3 am, it's probably the milkman. Winston Churchill

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. Winston Churchill

I do not apologize for the takeover of the region by the Jews from the Palestinians in the same way I don't apologize for the takeover of America by the whites from the Red Indians or the takeover of Australia from the blacks. It is natural for a superior race to dominate an inferior one. Winston Churchill

I have always noticed that whenever a radical takes to Imperialism, he catches it in a very acute form. Winston Churchill

Socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the object worship of the state. Winston Churchill

The substitution of the internal combustion engine for the horse marked a very gloomy milestone in the progress of mankind. Winston Churchill

One ought to be just before one is generous Winston Churchill

It is not given to us to peer into the mysteries of the future. Still, I avow my hope and faith, sure and inviolate, that in the days to come the British and American peoples will for their own safety and for the good of all walk together side by side in majesty, in justice, and in peace. Winston Churchill

Just to paint is great fun ... Try it if you have not done so - before you die. Winston Churchill

The tired parts of the mind can be rested and strengthened not merely by rest, but by using other parts. Winston Churchill

Gentleman, I am hardening on this enterprise. I repeat, I am now hardening towards this enterprise. Winston Churchill

Immense deposits of kimmeridge clay, containing the oil-bearing bands or seams, stretch across England from Dorsetshire to Lincolnshire. [An early political recognition of the native resource. The Geological Survey had identified the inflammable oil shale in reports since at least 1888.] Winston Churchill

The tank was originally invented to clear a way for the infantry in the teeth of machine-gun fire. Now it is the infantry who will have to clear a way for the tanks. Winston Churchill

War, which used to be cruel and magnificent has now become cruel and squalid. Winston Churchill

Indeed I do not think we should be justified in using any but the more sombre tones and colours while our people, our Empire, and indeed the whole English-speaking world are passing through a dark and deadly valley. Winston Churchill

We get to make a living; we give to make a life. Winston Churchill

The flame of Christian ethics is still our highest guide. Winston Churchill

I have lived seventy-eight years without hearing of bloody places like Cambodia. Winston Churchill

History's villains are more easily recognized in retrospect. In an article published in 1935 and reprinted in 1937, Winston Churchill expressed a curious ambivalence towards the German chancellor prior to the outbreak of war: We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilization will irretrievably succumb, or whether he will go down in history as the man who restored honour and peace of mind to the great Germanic nation. . . . Winston Churchill

If the present tries to sit in judgment of the past, it will lose the future. Winston Churchill

They had bombed London, whether on purpose or not, and the British people and London especially should know that we could hit back. It would be good for the morale of us all. Winston Churchill

It seems to me that the moment has come when the question of bombing of German cities simply for the sake of increasing the terror, though under other pretexts, should be reviewed. Otherwise we shall come into control of an utterly ruined land . . . The destruction of Dresden remains a serious query against the conduct of Allied bombing . . . I feel the need for more precise concentration upon military objectives, such as oil and communications behind the immediate battle-zone, rather than on mere acts of terror and wanton destruction, however impressive. Winston Churchill

Air power can either paralyze the enemy's military action or compel him to devote to the defense of his bases and communications a share of his straitened resources far greater that what we need in the attack. Winston Churchill

Never give in, never! Be it concerning large things or small things, never, never, never! Winston Churchill

The British people are good all through. You can test them as you would put a bucket into the sea and always find it salt. Winston Churchill

Vast and fearsome as the human scene has become, personal contact of the right people, in the right places, at the right time, may yet have a potent and valuable part to play in the cause of peace which is in our hearts. Winston Churchill

I am not sure I should have dared to start; but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop. Winston Churchill

For with primacy in power is also joined an awe inspiring accountability to the future. Winston Churchill

The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself. Winston Churchill

I was happy as a child with my toys in my nursery. I been happier every year since I became a man. But this interlude of school makes a somber grey patch upon the chart of my journey. It was a unending spell of worries that did not then seem petty, and of toil uncheered by fruition; a time of discomfort, restriction and purposeless monotony. Winston Churchill

Today I may way before an awestruck world; I am still master of my fate. I am still captain of my soul. Winston Churchill

There comes a special moment in everyone's life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission - a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he will find greatness. It is his finest hour. Winston Churchill

I myself find waiting more tiring than action. Winston Churchill

Next time I go into the action - I shall command a hundred men - & possibly I may bring off some coup. Besides I shall have some other motive for taking chances than merely "love of adventure". Winston Churchill

You never can tell whether bad luck may not after all turn out to be good luck. Winston Churchill

Danger gathers upon our path. We cannot afford - we have no right - to look back. We must look forward... The stronger the advocate of monarchical principle a man may be, the more zealously he must now endeavor to fortify the Throne and to give to His Majesty's successor that strength which can only come from the love of a united nation and Empire. Winston Churchill

I'm bored with it all. Before slipping into a coma. He died 9 days later. Winston Churchill

"I hope, sir, that I will shoot your picture on your hundredth birthday." I don't see why not, young man. You look reasonably fit and healthy. Winston Churchill

Time passes swiftly, but is it not joyous to see how great and growing is the treasure we have gathered together, amid the storms and stresses of so many eventful and to millions tragic and terrible years? Winston Churchill

I play for high stakes and given an audience - there is no act too daring or too noble. Winston Churchill

The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery. Winston Churchill

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