Winston Churchill Quotes & Wallpapers

Winston Churchill
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Never give in, never give in, never give in. Winston Churchill

Nature has not intended mankind to work from eight in the morning until midnight without that refreshment of blessed oblivion which, even if it only lasts twenty minutes, is sufficient to renew all the vital forces. Winston Churchill

You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war. Winston Churchill

There is no greater mistake than to suppose that platitudes, smooth words, and timid policies offer a path to safety. Winston Churchill

When you feel you cannot continue in your position for another minute, and all that is in human power has been done, that is the moment when the enemy is most exhausted, and when one step forward will give you the fruits of the struggle you have borne Winston Churchill

If you simply take up the attitude of defending a mistake, there will no hope of improvement. Winston Churchill

Everyone threw the blame on me ... they nearly always do. I suppose ... they think I shall be able to bear it best. Winston Churchill

Men and kings must be judged in the testing moments of their lives. Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because, as has been said, it is the quality which guarantees all others. Winston Churchill

The only way a man can remain consistent amid changing circumstances is to change with them while preserving the same dominating purpose. Winston Churchill

It is not always possible to have everything go as one likes. In working with allies, it sometimes happens that they develop opinions of their own Winston Churchill

Are you insinuating that I am a purveyor of terminological inexactitudes? Winston Churchill

We need to be strong in order to avoid war; and to win. A politician looks forward only to the next election. A statesman looks forward to the next generation. Any person who is over 30 and is not a conservative, has no brains... Winston Churchill

The most beautiful voice in the world is that of an educated Southern woman. Winston Churchill

You leave out God, and you substitute the devil. Winston Churchill

In my experience of large enterprises, I have found it is often a mistake to try to settle everything at once. Winston Churchill

There is only one answer to defeat and that is victory. Winston Churchill

The question which we must ask ourselves is not whether we like or do not like what is going on, but what we are going to do about it. Winston Churchill

I never slept as soundly as the night following Pearl Harbor. For I knew that The American Race would now be entering the war and it would never be the same. Winston Churchill

Already by 1900 I could boast I had written as many books as Moses. Winston Churchill

If you want to discover new oceans, you must first have the courage to leave shore. Winston Churchill

Old men make war, young men fight and die Winston Churchill

The struggle which is now beginning between the Zionist and Bolshevik Jews is little less than a struggle for the soul of the Jewish people. Winston Churchill

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward. Winston Churchill

Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash. Winston Churchill

It fell to me in these coming days and months to express their sentiments on suitable occasions. This I was able to do, because they were mine also. There was a white glow, overpowering, sublime, which ran through our island from end to end. Winston Churchill

Will the shutting out of foreign goods increase the total amount of wealth in this country? Can foreign nations grow rich at our expense by selling us goods under cost price? Can a people tax themselves into prosperity? Can a man stand in a bucket and lift himself up by the handle? Winston Churchill

When I warned them that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken. Some chicken! Some neck! Winston Churchill

Although prepared for martyrdom, I prefer that it be postponed. Winston Churchill

In war you do not have to be nice - you only have to be right. Winston Churchill

Everyone threw the blame on me. I have noticed that they nearly always do. I suppose it is because they think I shall be able to bear it best. Winston Churchill

The War was decided in the first twenty days of fighting, and all that happened afterwards consisted in battles which, however formidable and devastating, were but desperate and vain appeals against the decision of Fate. Winston Churchill

The monarchy is so extraordinarily useful. When Britain wins a battle she shouts, God save the Queen; when she loses, she votes down the prime minister. Winston Churchill

The redress of the grievances of the vanquished should precede the disarmament of the victors. Winston Churchill

If you don't have any enemies in life you have never stood up for anything. Winston Churchill

In Great Britain, governments often change their policies without changing their men. In France, they usually change their men without changing their policy. Winston Churchill

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. Winston Churchill

You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home - all the more powerful because forbidden - terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic. Winston Churchill

This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put. Winston Churchill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

If you're going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Winston Churchill

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see. Winston Churchill

The price of greatness is responsibility. Winston Churchill

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information. Winston Churchill

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room. Winston Churchill

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. Winston Churchill

What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget? Winston Churchill

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies. Winston Churchill

Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about. Winston Churchill

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

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

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

War is mainly a catalogue of blunders. Winston Churchill

Success always demands a greater effort. Winston Churchill

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. Winston Churchill

The world, nature, human beings, do not move like machines. The edges are never clear-cut, but always frayed. Nature never draws a line without smudging it. Winston Churchill

Dead birds don't fall out of their nests. Winston Churchill

When told by a helpful aide that his flies were undone he replied 'Young man, there is no harm in leaving the cage door open if the bird is dead! Winston Churchill

The oldest habit in the world for resisting change is to complain that unless the remedy to the disease should be universally applied it should not be applied at all. But you must start somewhere. Winston Churchill

Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Winston Churchill

Of all the branches of men in the forces there is none which shows more devotion and faces grimmer perils than the submariners. Winston Churchill

A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic. They make frantic efforts to bar our thoughts and words; they are afraid of the workings of the human mind. Winston Churchill

The most dangerous moment of the War, and the one which caused me the greatest alarm, was when the Japanese Fleet was heading for Ceylon and the naval base there. The capture of Ceylon, the consequent control of the Indian Ocean, and the possibility at the same time of a German conquest of Egypt would have closed the ring and the future would have been black. Winston Churchill

My ability to persuade my wife to marry me [was] quite my most brilliant achievement ... Of course, it would have been impossible for any ordinary man to have got through what I had to go through in peace and war without the devoted aid of what we call, in England, one's better half. Winston Churchill

We must build a kind of United States of Europe. Winston Churchill

It excites world wonder in the Parliamentary countries that we should build a Chamber, starting afresh, which can only seat two-thirds of its Members. It is difficult to explain this to those who do not know our ways. They cannot easily be made to understand why we consider that the intensity, passion, intimacy, informality and spontaneity of our Debates constitute the personality of the House of Commons and endow it at once with its focus and its strength. Winston Churchill

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber. Winston Churchill

These, Gentlemen, are the opinions upon which I base my facts. Winston Churchill

I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic. Winston Churchill

I will not pretend that if I had to choose between communism and Nazism I would choose communism. Winston Churchill



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