Winston Churchill Quotes

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL, FRS, RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer (as Winston S. Churchill), and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.

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Winston Churchill



Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill


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

Winston Churchill


I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.

Winston Churchill


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

Winston Churchill


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

Winston Churchill


We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

Winston Churchill


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

Winston Churchill


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

Winston Churchill


Never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill


To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

Winston Churchill


Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.

Winston Churchill


If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.

Winston Churchill


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

Winston Churchill