Winston Churchill Quotes & Wallpapers

Winston Churchill
Total Quotes: 1572


I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality. Winston Churchill

It would be a great reform in politics if wisdom could be made to spread as easily and rapidly as folly. Winston Churchill

Although present on the occasion, I have no clear recollection of the events leading up to it. Winston Churchill

I have never accepted what many people have kindly said namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it. Winston Churchill

Death came very easily to her. She had lived such an innocent and loving life of service to others and held such a simple faith, that she had no fears at all and did not seem to mind very much. Winston Churchill

The crafty, cold-blooded, blackhearted Italian. Winston Churchill

In Franklin Roosevelt there died the greatest American friend we have ever known and the greatest champion of freedom who has ever brought help and comfort from the New World to the Old. Winston Churchill

He has to conceal what he would most wish to make public, and make public what he would most wish to conceal. Winston Churchill

At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity. Winston Churchill

It is remarkable that Lord Esher should be so much astray...We must conclude that an uncontrollable fondness for fiction forbade him to forsake it for fact. Such constancy is a defect in an historian. Winston Churchill

Hasty work and premature decisions may lead to penalties out of all proportion to the issues immediately involved. Winston Churchill

We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle, nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job. Winston Churchill

Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself, believe. Winston Churchill

To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour. Winston Churchill

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. Winston Churchill

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. Winston Churchill

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. Winston Churchill

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon. Winston Churchill

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it. Winston Churchill

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never! Winston Churchill

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another. Winston Churchill

Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill

We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. Winston Churchill

Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. Winston Churchill

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him. Winston Churchill

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home. Winston Churchill

In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice. Winston Churchill

No crime is so great as daring to excel. Winston Churchill

It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar. Winston Churchill

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning. Winston Churchill

The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure. Winston Churchill

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye. Winston Churchill

A small lie needs a bodyguard of bigger lies to protect it. Winston Churchill

I'd rather be right than consistent. Winston Churchill

One may imagine that a man who blew the trumpet for his living would be glad to play the violin for his amusement. Winston Churchill

Painting is a companion with whom one may walk a great part of life's journey. Winston Churchill

Painting is the same kind of problem as unfolding a long, sustained interlocked argument... It is a proposition commanded by a single unity of conception. Winston Churchill

[Magna Carta provided] "a system of checks and balances which would accord the monarchy its necessary strength, but would prevent its perversion by a tyrant or a fool. Winston Churchill

I propose that 100,000 degenerate Britons should be forcibly sterilized and others put in labour camps to halt the decline of the British race. Winston Churchill

Remember gentleman, it's not just France we're fighting for, it's Champagne! Winston Churchill

Working hours are never long enough. Each day is a holiday, and ordinary holidays are grudged as enforced interruptions in an absorbing vocation. Winston Churchill

Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains. Winston Churchill

Bessie Braddock: "Winston, you're drunk. Churchill: "Bessie, you're ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober. Winston Churchill

I have never accepted what many people have kindly said - namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it. Winston Churchill

I always like to learn, but I don't always like to be taught. Winston Churchill

The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash. Winston Churchill

Never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. Winston Churchill

Wars are not won by evacuations. Winston Churchill

Most people hate the taste of beer - to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice that many people have been able to overcome. Winston Churchill

Laws just or unjust may govern men's actions. Tyrannies may restrain or regulate their words. The machinery of propaganda may pack their minds with falsehood and deny them truth for many generations of time. But the soul of man thus held in trance or frozen in a long night can be awakened by a spark coming from God knows where and in a moment the whole structure of lies and oppression is on trial for its life. Winston Churchill

Little did we guess that what has been called the century of the common man would witness as its outstanding feature more common men killing each other with greater facilities than any other five centuries together in the history of the world. Winston Churchill

I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of using poisonous gas against uncivilized tribes. Winston Churchill

There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty. Winston Churchill

I have watched this famous island descending incontinently, fecklessly, the stairway which lead to a dark gulf. Winston Churchill

You must understand that this war is not against Hitler or National Socialism, but against the strength of the German people, which is to be smashed once and for all, regardless of whether it is in the hands of Hitler or a Jesuit priest. Winston Churchill

No matter. The dead bird does not leave the nest. Winston Churchill

[There are dangers in] the disposition to hunt down rich men as if they were noxious beasts. Winston Churchill

The story of the human race is war. Except for brief and precarious interludes there has never been peace in the world; and long before history began murderous strife was universal and unending. Winston Churchill

Just as the sentence contains one idea in all its fullness, so the paragraph should embrace a distinct episode; and as sentences should follow one another in harmonious sequence, so paragraphs must fit into another like the automatic couplings of railway carriages. Winston Churchill

The United States is a land of free speech. Nowhere is speech freer - not even here where we sedulously cultivate it even in its most repulsive form. Winston Churchill

Everyone can recognize history when it happens. Everyone can recognize history after is has happened; but only the wise man knows at the moment what is vital and permanent, what is lasting and memorable. Winston Churchill

Mr Churchill, to what do you attribute your success in life? Conservation of energy. Never stand up when you can sit down. And never sit down when you can lie down. Winston Churchill

Canada is the linchpin of the English-speakin g world Winston Churchill

Give me the facts, and I will twist them the way I want, to suit my argument. Winston Churchill

When a new book appears one should read an old one. Winston Churchill

If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons. Winston Churchill

One evening at Chequers the film was Oliver Twist. Rufus, as usual, had the best seat in the house, on his master's lap. At the point when Bill Sikes was about to drown his dog to put the police off his track, Churchill covered Rufus's eyes with his hand. He said, "Don't look now, dear. I'll tell you about it afterwards." Winston Churchill

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. Winston Churchill



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