Winston Churchill Quotes & Wallpapers

Winston Churchill
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When I warned them [the French] 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

I then had one of the three or four long intimate conversations with him which are all I can boast. Winston Churchill

The hour has come; kill the Hun. Winston Churchill

Is there any need for further floods of agony? Is the only lesson of history to be that mankind is unteachable? Let there be justice, mercy and freedom. The people have only to will it, and all will achieve their hearts' desire. Winston Churchill

Of course, when you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise. Winston Churchill

Thus ended the great American Civil War, which upon the whole must be considered the noblest and least avoidable of all the great mass conflicts of which till then there was record. Winston Churchill

To gain one's way is no escape from the responsibility for an inferior solution. Winston Churchill

Say what you have to say and first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending; sit down. Winston Churchill

Without measureless and perpetual uncertainty the drama of human life would be destroyed. Winston Churchill

It would not have been possible for any man in public life to get through what I have gone through without the devoted assistance of what we in England call one's better half. Winston Churchill

Well, the principle seems the same. The water still keeps falling over. Winston Churchill

I cannot help reflecting that if my father had been American and my mother British instead of the other way around, I might have gotten here on my own. Winston Churchill

They have done what they like. Their difficulty is to like what they have done. Winston Churchill

The old wars were decided by their episodes rather than by their tendencies. In this war, the tendencies are far more important than the episodes. Winston Churchill

Nobody ever launched an attack without having misgivings beforehand, You ought to have misgivings before; but when the moment of action is come, the hour of misgivings is passed. It is often not possible to go backward from a course which has been adopted in war. A man must answer "Aye" or "No" to the great questions which are put, and by that decision he must be bound. Winston Churchill

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

In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times. Winston Churchill

The first quality that is needed is audacity. Winston Churchill

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war. Winston Churchill

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

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. Winston Churchill

One does not leave a convivial party before closing time. Winston Churchill

I am not invested with dictatorial powers. If I were, I should be quite ready to dictate. Winston Churchill

Watch your actions, they become your habits. Winston Churchill

There is at least one thing worse than fighting with allies - And that is to fight without them Winston Churchill

The essence and foundation of House of Commons debating is formal conversation. The set speech, the harangue addressed to constituents, or to the wider public out of doors, has never succeeded much in our small wisely-built chamber. To do any good you have got to get down to grips with the subject and in human touch with the audience. Winston Churchill

The Great War differed from all ancient wars in the immense power of the combatants and their fearful agencies of destruction, and from all modern wars in the utter ruthlessness with which it was fought. ... Europe and large parts of Asia and Africa became one vast battlefield on which after years of struggle not armies but nations broke and ran. When all was over, Torture and Cannibalism were the only two expedients that the civilized, scientific, Christian States had been able to deny themselves: and they were of doubtful utility. Winston Churchill

It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses. Winston Churchill

A communist is like a crocodile: when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up. Winston Churchill

I know of no case where a man added to his dignity by standing on it. Winston Churchill

If you find something you really love, you will never work again. Winston Churchill

Singapore could only be taken after a siege by an army of at least 50,000 men. It is not considered possible that the Japanese would embark on such a mad enterprise. Winston Churchill

The enemy is still proud and powerful. He is hard to get at. He still possesses enormous armies, vast resources, and invaluable strategic territories...No one can tell what new complications and perils might arise in four or five more years of war. And it is in the dragging-out of the war at enormous expense, until the democracies are tired or bored or split that the main hopes of Germany and Japan must reside. Winston Churchill

There is not one single social or economic principle or concept in the philosophy of the Russian Bolshevik which has not been realized, carried into action, and enshrined in immutable laws a million years ago by the white ant. Winston Churchill

I'm going to make a long speech because I've not had the time to prepare a short one. Winston Churchill

I have not always been wrong. History will bear me out, particularly as I shall write that history myself. Winston Churchill

This revelation of the secrets of nature, long mercifully withheld from man, should arouse the most solemn reflections in the mind and conscience of every human being capable of comprehension. We must indeed pray that these awful agencies will be made to conduce to peace among the nations, and that instead of wreaking measureless havoc upon the entire globe, may become a perennial fountain of world prosperity. Winston Churchill

So long as I am acting from duty and conviction, I am indifferent to taunts and jeers. I think they will probably do me more good than harm. Winston Churchill

... we ought to have saints' days to commemorate the great discoveries which have been made for all mankind, and perhaps for all time-or for whatever time may be left to us. Nature ... is a prodigal of pain. I should like to find a day when we can take a holiday, a day of jubilation when we can fete good Saint Anaesthesia and chaste and pure Saint Antiseptic. ... I should be bound to celebrate, among others, Saint Penicillin... Winston Churchill

I am very glad there are quite a number of people born with a gift and a liking for all of this; like great chessplayers who play sixteen games at once blindfold and die quite soon of epilepsy. Serve them right! I hope the Mathematicians, however, are well rewarded. I promise never to blackleg their profession nor take the bread out of their mouths. Winston Churchill

The man who can master his time can master nearly anything. Winston Churchill

He spoke with more eloquence than wisdom. Winston Churchill

Never, ever ever ever ever give up. Winston Churchill

If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea, she must always choose the open sea. Winston Churchill

We must learn from misfortune the means of future strength. Winston Churchill

Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein, we never had a defeat. Winston Churchill

A nation that fails to honor its heroes, soon will have no heroes to honor.... Winston Churchill

I'd rather spend half an hour in the company of a top carpenter, than three hours in the company of an average brain surgeon Winston Churchill

I trust and believe that this College, this seed that we have sown, will grow to shelter and nurture generations who may add most notably to the strength and happiness of our people, and to the knowledge and peaceful progress of the world. 'The mighty oak from an acorn towers; A tiny seed can fill a field with flowers.' Winston Churchill

It was at "Little Lodge" I was first menaced with Education. The approach of a sinister figure described as 'the Governess' was announced. Winston Churchill

The future is unknowable, but the past should give us hope. Winston Churchill

Hope has returned to the hearts of scores of millions of men and women, and with that hope there burns the flame of anger against the brutal, corrupt invader ... In a dozen famous ancient States now prostrate under the Nazi yoke, the masses of the people ... await the hour of liberation ... That hour will strike, and its solemn peal will proclaim that the night is past and that the dawn has come. Winston Churchill

You may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman, or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together- what do you get? The sum of their fears. Winston Churchill

Expert knowledge is limited knowledge Winston Churchill

Air power is the most difficult of military force to measure or even express in precise terms. Winston Churchill

If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle them, and, as it were, fondle them. Let them fall open where they will. Make a voyage of discovery, taking soundings of uncharted seas. Winston Churchill

We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage. Winston Churchill

To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real. Winston Churchill

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

Nothing is so exhilarating in life as to be shot at with no result. Winston Churchill

Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill. Winston Churchill

The government of the world must be entrusted to satisfied nations, who wished nothing more for themselves than what they had.... Our power placed us above the rest. We were like rich men dwelling at peace within their habitations. Winston Churchill

A man must choose his own way of life, and...it is only by following out one's own bent that there can be the really harmonious life." [In an interview conducted by Bram Stoker] Winston Churchill

A baboon in a forest is a matter of legitimate speculation; a baboon in a zoo is an object of public curiosity; but a baboon in your wife's bed is a cause of the gravest concern. Winston Churchill

Thus ended the great American Civil War, which must upon the whole be considered the noblest and least avoidable of all the great mass conflicts of which till then there was record. Winston Churchill

A man must choose his own way of life, and...it is only by following out one's own bent that there can be the really harmonious life." [In an interview conducted by Bram Stoker] Winston Churchill

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

If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible. Winston Churchill

A nation that forgets its past has no future. Winston Churchill

What is adequacy? Adequacy is no standard at all. Winston Churchill



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