Winston Churchill Quotes & Wallpapers

Winston Churchill
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Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it all others depend. Winston Churchill

It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear; about two of them nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying; and two perhaps can be settled. Winston Churchill

From the days of Spartacus, Weishophf, Karl Marx, Trotski, Belacoon, Rosa Luxenburg, and Ema Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th Century. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire. Winston Churchill

It is better to be making the news than taking it, to be an actor rather than a critic. Winston Churchill

All dogs look up to you. All cats look down on you. Only the pig looks at you as an equal Winston Churchill

How I hated schools, and what a life of anxiety I lived there. I counted the hours to the end of every term, when I should return home. Winston Churchill

Good night, then - sleep to gather strength for the morning. For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly on all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn. Winston Churchill

The whole of northern Norway was covered with snow to depths which none of our soldiers had ever seen, felt, or imagined. There were neither snow-shoes nor skis - still less skiers. We must do our best. Thus began this ramshackle campaign. Winston Churchill

The maxim of the British people is; Business as Usual! Winston Churchill

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

I began my education at a very early age; in fact, right after I left college. Winston Churchill

We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often. Winston Churchill

I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar. Winston Churchill

I am sure that the mistakes of that time will not be repeated; we should probably make another set of mistakes. Winston Churchill

The only thing wrong with Christianity is the lack of suffering. Winston Churchill

If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you! Winston Churchill

Never run away from anything. Never! Winston Churchill

Anyone who is not a liberal in his youth has no heart. Anyone who remains so as he matures has no brain! Winston Churchill

The soul of freedom is deathless; it cannot, and will not perish. Winston Churchill

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest. Winston Churchill

The latest refinements of science are linked with the cruelties of the Stone Age. Winston Churchill

In Success you deserve it and in defeat, you need it. Winston Churchill

Never pass up the chance to sit down or go to the bathroom. Winston Churchill

You must sleep sometime between lunch and dinner, and no halfway measures. Take off your clothes and get into bed. That's what I always do. Winston Churchill

Hence we will not say that Greeks fight like heroes, but heroes fight like Greeks. Winston Churchill

If you mean to profit, learn to please. Winston Churchill

When I'm in office I always keep Members of Parliament talking. If they stopped they might start thinking. Winston Churchill

Make for the children an evening of happiness in a world of storm. Let the children have their night of fun and laughter... resolved that by our daring, these same children shall not be denied their right to live in a free and decent world. Winston Churchill

Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. Winston Churchill

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

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

We are with Europe but not of it. We are linked, not combined. We are interested and associated, not absorbed. And should European statesmen address us in the words that were used of old - Shall I speak for thee to the King or the Captain of the Host? - we should reply with the Shunamite woman: "Nay sir, for we dwell among our own people". Winston Churchill

It is not open to the cool bystander . . . to set himself up as an impartial judge of events which would never have occurred had he outstretched a helping hand in time. Winston Churchill

The people of Asia were slaves, because they had not learned how to pronounce the word 'no'. Winston Churchill

Rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen. Winston Churchill

Oh, what is the matter with poor Puggy-Wug? Pet him and kiss him and give him a hug. Run and fetch him a suitable drug. Wrap him up tenderly all in a rug. That is the way to cure Puggy-Wug. Winston Churchill

If we could get out of this jam by giving up Malta and Gibraltar and some African colonies I would jump at it. But the only safe way is to convince Hitler that he cannot beat us. Winston Churchill

Far be it from me to paint a rosy picture of the future...But I should be failing in my duty if, on the other side, I were not to convey the true impression, that this great nation is getting into its war stride. Winston Churchill

My hope is that the generous instincts of unity will not depart from us...[so that we] become the prey of the little folk who exist in every country and who frolic alongside the Juggernaut car of war to see what fun or notoriety they can extract from the proceedings. Winston Churchill

The only guide to man is his conscience. Winston Churchill

The most formidable people in the world, and now the most dangerous, people who... lay down the doctrine that every frontier must be the starting out point for invasion. Winston Churchill

Americans always do the right thing, once they have exhausted all other possibilities. Winston Churchill

The opposition occupies the benches in front of you, but the enemy sits behind you Winston Churchill

Let the children have their night of fun and laughter, let the gifts of Father Christmas delight their play. Let us grown-ups share to the full in their unstinted pleasures. Winston Churchill

The greatest advances in human civilization have come when we recovered what we had lost: when we learned the lessons of history. Winston Churchill

Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance. Winston Churchill

And what a plan! This vast operation is undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever occurred. Winston Churchill

Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing. Winston Churchill

Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice. Winston Churchill

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

Delight in smooth sounding platitudes, refusal to face unpleasant facts ... genuine love of peace and pathetic belief that love can be its sole foundation ... the utter devotion of the Liberals to sentiment apart from reality ...though free from wickedness or evil design, played a definite part in the unleashing upon the world of horrors and miseries [WWII] Winston Churchill

The one who cannot see that on Earth a big endeavor is taking place, an important plan, on which realization we are allowed to collaborate as faithful servants, certainly has to be blind. Winston Churchill

That long (Canadian) frontier from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, guarded only by neighbourly respect and honourable obligations, as an example to every country and a pattern for the future of the world. Winston Churchill

It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them. Winston Churchill

The arts are essen-tial to any com-plete national life. The State owes it to itself to sus-tain and encour-age them....Ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the rev-er-ence and delight which are their due. Winston Churchill

If you are going to go through hell, keep going Winston Churchill

I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes. Winston Churchill

[My ideal of a good dinner] is to discuss good food, and, after this good food has been discussed, to discuss a good topic - with myself the chief conversationalist. Winston Churchill

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

The poodle [Rufus] ate in the dining room with the rest of the [Churchill] family. A cloth was laid for him on the Persian carpet beside the head of the household, and no one else ate until the butler had served Rufus's meal. Winston Churchill

We shall not flag nor fail. We shall go on to the end. Winston Churchill

Here Churchill repeats with approval a statement he had first made in January, 1930 "at a meeting at the Cannon Street Hotel." "Sooner or later you will have to crush Gandhi and the Indian Congress and all they stand for." Winston Churchill

If you want a good argument against democracy, spend five minutes with a voter. Winston Churchill

Here is a law which is above the King and which even he must not break. This reaffirmation of a supreme law and its expression in a general charter is the great work of Magna Carta; and this alone justifies the respect in which men have held it Winston Churchill

It is no use dealing with illusions and make-believes. We must look at the facts. The world ... is too dangerous for anyone to be able to afford to nurse illusions. We must look at realities. Winston Churchill

Neville Chamberlain looked at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe. Winston Churchill

. . . when I look round to see how we can win the war I see that there is only one sure path . . . and that is absolutely devastating, exterminating attack by very heavy bombers from this country upon the Nazi homeland. We must be able to overwhelm them by this means, without which I do not see a way through. Winston Churchill

This wicked man Hitler, the repository and embodiment of many forms of soul-destroying hatred. this monstrous product of former wrongs and shame. Winston Churchill

These are great days. Winston Churchill

... I think it would be so much better for me to learn something which would be useful to me in the army, as well as affording me exercise and amusement. Winston Churchill



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