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Best Quotes From Winston Churchill




The price of greatness is responsibility.

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

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

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game.

It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

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

There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.

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

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

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

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

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.


You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.

If you're going through hell, keep going.

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

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

I like a man who grins when he fights.

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.


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

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.

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.

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

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

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.

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.

A politician needs 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.

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

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.

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

I am easily satisfied with the very best.


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