Winston Churchill Quotes & Wallpapers

Winston Churchill
Total Quotes: 1572

Put together a seaman, soldier and airman and what do you get? The sum of all fears. Winston Churchill

This is a war of the unknown warriors; but let all strive without failing in faith or in duty, and the dark curse of Hitler will be lifted from our age. Winston Churchill

We would rather see London laid in ruins and ashes than that it should be tamely and abjectly enslaved. Winston Churchill

Preparation is - if not the key to genius - then at least the key to sounding like a genius. Winston Churchill

With integrity, nothing else counts. Without integrity, nothing else counts. Winston Churchill

Unless some effective supranational government can be set up and brought quickly into action, the prospects of peace and human progress are dark and doubtful. Winston Churchill

The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go. Winston Churchill

You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Winston Churchill

As far as I can see you have used every cliche except 'God is Love' and 'Please adjust your dress before leaving. Winston Churchill

The ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year - and to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen. Winston Churchill

Everything tends towards catastrophe and collapse. I am interested, geared up and happy. Is it not horrible to be made like this? Winston Churchill

[Golf] is like chasing a quinine pill around a cow pasture. Winston Churchill

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and the glory of the climb. Winston Churchill

We know that he [Ramsay MacDonald] has, more than any other man, the gift of compressing the largest number of words into the into the smallest amount of thought. Winston Churchill

Bearing ourselves humbly before God... we await undismayed the impending assault... be the ordeal sharp or long, or both, we shall seek no terms, we shall tolerate no parlay; we may show mercy - we shall ask for none. Winston Churchill

I have nothing to add to the reply which has already been sent. Winston Churchill

Meeting Roosevelt was like uncorking your first bottle of champagne. Winston Churchill

When I look back on all these worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill

This Treasury paper, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. Winston Churchill

A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal. Winston Churchill

It is a gaping wound, whenever one touches it and removes the bandages and plasters of daily life. Winston Churchill

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves. Winston Churchill

One voyage to India is enough; the others are merely repletion. Winston Churchill

It may be that we shall by a process of sublime irony have reached a stage in this story where safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation. Winston Churchill

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

I have waited fifty years to see the Boneless Wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench. Winston Churchill

Bossom? What an extraordinary name. Neither one thing nor the other! Winston Churchill

...the high roads of the future will be clear, not only for us but for all, not only for our time but for a century to come. Winston Churchill

This war proceeds along its terrible path by the slaughter of infantry...I say to myself every day. What is going on while we sit here, while we go away to dinner or home to bed? Nearly, 1000 - Englishmen, Britishers, and the other is America...Everything else is swept away. Winston Churchill

We sit in calm, airy, silent rooms opening upon sunlit and embowered lawns, not a sound except of summer and of husbandry disturbs the peace; but seven million men, any ten thousand of whom could have annihilated the ancient armies, are in ceaseless battle from the Alps to the Ocean. Winston Churchill

I let the argument rip healthily between the departments. This is a very good way to finding out the truth. Winston Churchill

It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required. Winston Churchill

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril. Winston Churchill

My conclusion on Freewill and predestination- they are identical. Winston Churchill

Writing a long and substantial book is like having a friend and companion at your side, to whom you can always turn for comfort and amusement, and whose society becomes more attractive as a new and widening field of interest is lighted in the mind. Winston Churchill

One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'. Winston Churchill

Don't interrupt me while I'm interrupting. Winston Churchill

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. Winston Churchill

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. Winston Churchill

My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them. Winston Churchill

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. Winston Churchill

The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it. Winston Churchill

Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. Winston Churchill

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

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. Winston Churchill

When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin. Winston Churchill

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future. Winston Churchill

Great and good are seldom the same man. Winston Churchill

He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. Winston Churchill

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement. Winston Churchill

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. Winston Churchill

India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator. Winston Churchill

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have. Winston Churchill

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on. Winston Churchill

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. Winston Churchill

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times. Winston Churchill

I like a man who grins when he fights. Winston Churchill

Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all. Winston Churchill

Be a peg, hammered into the frozen ground, immovable. Winston Churchill

The maxim, "Nothing prevails but perfection," may be spelled PARALYSIS. Winston Churchill

The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist. Winston Churchill

No one can understand history without continually relating the long periods which are constantly mentioned to the experiences of our own short lives. Winston Churchill

Armed with a paint-box, one cannot be bored, one cannot be left at a loose end, one cannot 'have several days on one's hands. Winston Churchill

Men will forgive a man anything except bad prose. Winston Churchill

Always remember, however sure you are that you could easily win, that there would not be a war if the other man did not think he also had a chance. Winston Churchill

These cruel, wanton, indiscriminate bombings of London are, of course, a part of Hitler's invasion plans. He hopes, by killing large numbers of civilians, and women and children, that he will terrorise and cow the people of this mighty imperial city ... Little does he know the spirit of the British nation, or the tough fibre of the Londoners. Winston Churchill

I think it is the most important subject facing this country, but I cannot get any of my ministers to take any notice. Winston Churchill

Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry. Winston Churchill

Never does a man portray his character more vividly than when proclaiming the character of another. Winston Churchill

Schools have not necessarily much to do with education...they are mainly institutions of control where certain basic habits must be inculcated in the young. Education is quite different and has little place in school. Winston Churchill

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