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Churchill Quotes

A Collection of Quotes by Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill is well known for having been an amazing speaker as well as having been a prolific writer. That means that he left thousands upon thousands of pages of his spoken and written word behind.

With such a large resource, there is no way to truly capture the wit and wisdom of the man in just a few quotes and yet one must try. Find below just a small sampling of quotes by Winston Churchill.

Success and Self Improvement Quotes by Winton Churchill

  • History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

  • Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

  • To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

  • You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

  • It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

  • Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
    -- Quote by 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.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

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

  • Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

Funny Quotes by Winston Churchill

  • Bessie Braddock: "Winston, you are drunk, and what's more, you are disgustingly drunk."
    Churchill: "Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what's more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly."
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

  • A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

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

  • There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

World War II Quotes by Winston Churchill

  • An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile —- hoping it will eat him last.
    -- Quote by 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.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

  • The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

  • However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
    -- Quote by 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.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

  • Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

  • 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.
    -- Quote by 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.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

Political Quotes by Winston Churchill

  • Politics is 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.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

  • The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

  • Many forms of government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

Quotes by Churchill About Himself

  • I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill (on the eve of his 75th birthday)

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

  • I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

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

  • My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill

  • We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.
    -- Quote by Winston Churchill
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