50 Winston Churchill Quotes to Always Keep You on Your Toes

“Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending – sit down.” —Winston Churchill

“It is no use saying ‘we are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” —Winston Churchill

“Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say: “This was their finest hour.” —Winston Churchill

“Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days – the greatest days our country has ever lived. ” —Winston Churchill

“The English know how to make the best of things. Their so-called muddling through is simply skill at dealing with the inevitable.” —Winston Churchill

“Continuous efforts – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”  —Winston Churchill

“War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.” —Winston Churchill

“In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.” —Winston Churchill

“No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.” —Winston Churchill

“If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.” —Winston Churchill

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.” —Winston Churchill

“Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning.” —Winston Churchill

“Curse ruthless time! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it!” —Winston Churchill

“We must beware of needless innovations, especially when guided by logic.” —Winston Churchill

“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. Never run away from anything. Never!” —Winston Churchill

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

“Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the hard may be; for without victory there is no survival. ” —Winston Churchill

“We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.” —Winston Churchill

“History is written by the victors.” -Winston Churchill

“The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.” —Winston Churchill

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” —Winston Churchill

“I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” —Winston Churchill

“The English never draw a line without blurring it.” —Winston Churchill

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.” —Winston Churchill

“The price of greatness is responsibility.”  —Winston Churchill

“There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.” —Winston Churchill

“To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.” —Winston Churchill

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” —Winston Churchill

“You have enemies? Good. It means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” —Winston Churchill

“In finance, everything that is agreeable is unsound and everything that is sound is disagreeable.” —Winston Churchill

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” —Winston Churchill

“A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure.”  —Winston Churchill

“This is the lesson: never give in, 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

“There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right and not to fear to do or say what you believe to be right.” —Winston Churchill

“It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.” —Winston Churchill

“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” —Winston Churchill

“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.” —Winston Churchill

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” -Winston Churchill

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” —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

“Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.” —Winston Churchill

“What is adequacy? Adequacy is no standard at all.” —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

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  —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.” —Winston Churchill

“It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.” —Winston Churchill

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

“We shall not fail or falter. We shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.” —Winston Churchill

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.” —Winston Churchill

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

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