Winston Churchill Quotes & Wallpapers

Winston Churchill
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Nourish your hopes, but do not overlook realities. Winston Churchill

Nothing can save England if she will not save herself. If we lose faith in ourselves, in our capacity to guide and govern, if we lose our will to live, then indeed our story is told. Winston Churchill

From the days of Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx... this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society... has been steadily growing. Winston Churchill

An American diplomat is sometimes like a bull who carries his own china shop around with him. Winston Churchill

When we run out of money, we have to start thinking. Winston Churchill

There is no sphere of human thought in which it is easier to show superficial cleverness and the appearance of superior wisdom than in discussing questions of currency and exchange Winston Churchill

Golf. Trying to knock a tiny ball into an even smaller hole with implements ill suited to the purpose. Winston Churchill

Politics is like waking up in the morning. You never know whose head you'll find on the pillow. Winston Churchill

The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. Winston Churchill

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. Winston Churchill

Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves. Winston Churchill

Well, dinner would have been splendid if the wine had been as cold as the soup, the beef as rare as the service, the brandy as old as the fish, and the maid as willing as the Duchess. Winston Churchill

No lover ever studied every whim of his mistress as I did those of President Roosevelt. Winston Churchill

The reason for having diplomatic relations is not to confer a compliment, but to secure a convenience. [On diplomatic recognition of the People's Republic of China] Winston Churchill

We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. [Referring to the theory that over-production caused the Depression] Winston Churchill

Curse ruthless time! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it! Winston Churchill

We must have a better word than "prefabricated", why not "ready-made"? Winston Churchill

Every man should ask himself each day whether he is not too readily accepting negative solutions. Winston Churchill

A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life. Winston Churchill

It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter Winston Churchill

The English are loth to express their feelings, but in my stall in the choir I could feel the pent-up, passionate emotion, and also the fear of the congregation, not of death or wounds or material loss, but of defeat and the final ruin of Britain. Winston Churchill

The dictator, in all his pride, is held in the grip of his party machine. He can go forward; he cannot go back. He must blood his hounds and show them sport, or else, like Actaeon of old, be devoured by them. All-strong without, he is all-weak within. Winston Churchill

There is a hush over all Europe, nay, over all the world. Alas! it is the hush of suspense, and in many lands it is the hush of fear. Listen! No, listen carefully, I think I hear somethingyes, there it was quite clear. Dont you hear it? It is the tramp of armies crunching the gravel of the paradegrounds, splashing through rain-soaked fields, the tramp of two million German soldiers and more than a million Italiansgoing on maneuversyes, only on maneuvers! Winston Churchill

Ethics evolve naturally, and we trample upon them with laws created by reason and experience. Winston Churchill

It has not fallen to your lot to command great armies. You had to create them, organize them and inspire them. Winston Churchill

If you don't take change by the hand, it will take you by the throat. Winston Churchill

England has been offered a choice between war and shame. She has chosen shame and will get war. Winston Churchill

I was very glad that Mr. Attlee described my speeches in the war as expressing the will not only of Parliament but of the whole nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless and, as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it, and if I found the right words you must remember that I have always earned my living by my pen and by my tongue. It was a nation and race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar. Winston Churchill

Their insatiable lust for power is only equaled by their incurable impotence in exercising it. Winston Churchill

His name is Rufus II-but the II is silent. Winston Churchill

There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word, which means more to me than any other. That word is England. Winston Churchill

Maybe" when it seems the entire world is shouting "no! Winston Churchill

The only guide to a man's conscience, the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. Winston Churchill

Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one. Winston Churchill

There are few virtues that the Poles do not possess and there are few errors they have ever avoided. Winston Churchill

A world united is better than a world divided, but a world divided is better than a world destroyed. Winston Churchill

May it not also be that the cause of civilization itself will be defended by the skill and devotion of a few thousand airmen? There never has been, I suppose, in all the world, in all the history of war, such an opportunity for youth. The Knights of the Round Table, the Crusaders, all fall back into the past. Winston Churchill

It is my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand the most amusing. Winston Churchill

By being so long in the lowest form [at Harrow] I gained an immense advantage over the cleverer boys. . . . I got into my bones the essential structure of the ordinary British sentence - which is a noble thing. Naturally I am biased in favor of boys learning English; I would make them all learn English: and then I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honor, and Greek as a treat. Winston Churchill

May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism. Winston Churchill

Before the war it had seemed incredible that such terrors and slaughters, even if they began, could last more than a few months. After the first two years it was difficult to believe that they would ever end. Winston Churchill

We should lay aside every hindrance and endeavour by uniting the whole force and spirit of our people to raise again a great British nation standing up before all the world; for such a nation, rising in its ancient vigour, can even at this hour save civilization. Winston Churchill

I'm finished ... I'm done. What I want above all things is to take some active part in beating the Germans ... I'd go out to the Front at once. Winston Churchill

It always looks so easy to solve problems by taking the line of least resistance. Winston Churchill

There is no doubt the charge was an awful gamble and that no normal precautions were possible. The issue as far as I was concerned had to be left to Fortune or to God - or to whatever may decide these things. I am content and shall not complain. Winston Churchill

When I was younger I made it a rule never to take strong drink before lunch. It is now my rule never to do so before breakfast. Winston Churchill

I have in my life concentrated more on self-expression than self-denial. Winston Churchill

You must put your head into the lion's mouth if the performance is to be a success. Winston Churchill

Unless some effective world supergovernment for the purpose of preventing war can be set up ... the prospects for peace and human progress are dark ....If .... it is found possible to build a world organization of irresistible force and inviolable authority for the purpose of securing peace, there are no limits to the blessings which all men enjoy and share. Winston Churchill

Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision. Winston Churchill

It is not given to human beings, happily for them, for otherwise life would be intolerable, to foresee or to predict to any large extent the unfolding course of events. Winston Churchill

Appeasement is feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last. Winston Churchill

Things don't happen to me. I happen to things! Winston Churchill

History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. Winston Churchill

Broadly speaking, human beings may be divided into three classes: those who are billed to death, those who are worried to death, and those who are bored to death. Winston Churchill

How often in life must one be content with what one can get! Winston Churchill

The rest and the spell of sleep in the middle of the day refresh the human frame far more than a long night. We were not made by Nature to work, or even to play, from eight o'clock in the morning till midnight. We throw a strain upon our system which is unfair and improvident. For every purpose of business or pleasure, mental or physical, we ought to break our days and our marches into two. Winston Churchill

I do not see any other way of realizing our hopes about World Organization in five or six days. Even the Almighty took seven. Winston Churchill

We have no lasting friends, no lasting enemies, only lasting interests. Winston Churchill

My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars. Winston Churchill

Are you an action-oriented, take-charge person interested in exciting new challenges? As director of a major public-sector organization, you will manage a large armed division and interface with other senior executives in a team-oriented, multinational initiative in the global marketplace. Successful candidate will have above-average oral-presentation skills Winston Churchill

Any clever person can make plans for winning a war if he has no responsibility for carrying them out. Winston Churchill

The American Constitution declares 'All men are born equal.' The British Socialist Party add: 'All men must be kept equal'. Winston Churchill

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common... Celebrate it every day. Winston Churchill

Success in life is the ability to move from one mistake to another without loosing enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

I do not believe there is the slightest chance of war with Japan in our lifetime. The Japanese are our allies.... Japan is at the other end of the world. She cannot menace our vital security in any way.... War with Japan is not a possibility which any reasonable government need take into account. Winston Churchill

Talking death seriously is one of the tragedies of youth Winston Churchill

To try to be safe everywhere is to be strong nowhere. Winston Churchill

To improve is to change. Winston Churchill

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. Winston Churchill

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