Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD PC DL FRS RA 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 non-academic historian, a writer (as Winston S. Churchill), and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work. In 1963, he was the first of only eight people to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions.
Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal: It Is The Courage To Continue That Counts.
If You're Going Through Hell, Keep Going.
We Are Asking The Nations Of Europe Between Whom Rivers Of Blood Have Flowed To Forget The Feuds Of A Thousand Years.
What Kind Of People Do They Think We Are? Is It Possible They Do Not Realize That We Shall Never Cease To Persevere Against Them Until They Have Been Taught A Lesson Which They And The World Will Never Forget?
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.
He Has All Of The Virtues I Dislike And None Of The Vices I Admire.
Want Of Foresight, Unwillingness To Act When Action Would Be Simple And Effective, Lack Of Clear Thinking, Confusion Of Counsel Until The Emergency Comes, Until Self-preservation Strikes Its Jarring Gong - These Are The Features Which Constitute The Endless Repetition Of History.
Personally I'm Always Ready To Learn, Although I Do Not Always Like Being Taught.
Although Prepared For Martyrdom, I Preferred That It Be Postponed.
Nothing In Life Is So Exhilarating As To Be Shot At Without Result.
It Is A Good Thing For An Uneducated Man To Read Books Of Quotations.
I May Be Drunk, Miss, But In The Morning I Will Be Sober And You Will Still Be Ugly.
I Always Seem To Get Inspiration And Renewed Vitality By Contact With This Great Novel Land Of Yours Which Sticks Up Out Of The Atlantic.
If The Almighty Were To Rebuild The World And Asked Me For Advice, I Would Have English Channels Round Every Country. And The Atmosphere Would Be Such That Anything Which Attempted To Fly Would Be Set On Fire.
In War, You Can Only Be Killed Once, But In Politics, Many Times.
Really I Feel Less Keen About The Army Every Day. I Think The Church Would Suit Me Better.
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.
I Cannot Pretend To Be Impartial About The Colours. I Rejoice With The Brilliant Ones, And Am Genuinely Sorry For The Poor Browns.
I Have Nothing To Offer But Blood, Toil, Tears And Sweat.
Ending A Sentence With A Preposition Is Something Up With Which I Will Not Put.
Politics Is Not A Game. It Is An Earnest Business.
I Always Avoid Prophesying Beforehand, Because It Is A Much Better Policy To Prophesy After The Event Has Already Taken Place.
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.
If We Open A Quarrel Between Past And Present, We Shall Find That We Have Lost The Future.
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.
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.
True Genius Resides In The Capacity For Evaluation Of Uncertain, Hazardous, And Conflicting Information.
Too Often The Strong, Silent Man Is Silent Only Because He Does Not Know What To Say, And Is Reputed Strong Only Because He Has Remained Silent.
To Jaw-jaw Is Always Better Than To War-war.
It Is More Agreeable To Have The Power To Give Than To Receive.
Difficulties Mastered Are Opportunities Won.
I Am An Optimist. It Does Not Seem Too Much Use Being Anything Else.
I'm Just Preparing My Impromptu Remarks.
No Crime Is So Great As Daring To Excel.
Continuous Effort - Not Strength Or Intelligence - Is The Key To Unlocking Our Potential.
We Are Stripped Bare By The Curse Of Plenty.
The British Nation Is Unique In This Respect. They Are The Only People Who Like To Be Told How Bad Things Are, Who Like To Be Told The Worst.
When You Have To Kill A Man, It Costs Nothing To Be Polite.
It Was The Nation And The Race Dwelling All Round The Globe That Had The Lion's Heart. I Had The Luck To Be Called Upon To Give The Roar.
Baldwin Thought Europe Was A Bore, And Chamberlain Thought It Was Only A Greater Birmingham.
Battles Are Won By Slaughter And Maneuver. The Greater The General, The More He Contributes In Maneuver, The Less He Demands In Slaughter.
War Is Mainly A Catalogue Of Blunders.
We Shall Show Mercy, But We Shall Not Ask For It.
History Is Written By The Victors.
Healthy Citizens Are The Greatest Asset Any Country Can Have.
I Am Always Ready To Learn Although I Do Not Always Like Being Taught.
I Am Certainly Not One Of Those Who Need To Be Prodded. In Fact, If Anything, I Am The Prod.
There Are A Terrible Lot Of Lies Going About The World, And The Worst Of It Is That Half Of Them Are True.
The Reserve Of Modern Assertions Is Sometimes Pushed To Extremes, In Which The Fear Of Being Contradicted Leads The Writer To Strip Himself Of Almost All Sense And Meaning.
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.