|Born||November 30, 1874|
Bleinheim Palace, Woodstock, England
|Died||January 24, 1965|
The repository contains 18 quotes from Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Let us 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.”
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
This truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it; but there it is.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.
You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was meant to be wooed and won by youth.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others.
A fanatic is someone who can’t change his mind, and won’t change the subject.
Upon being informed by a fellow Member of Parliament that his fly was open:
It is of no account; after all, the old bird does not fly far from his nest.
Upon being told by Lady Astor, "If you were my husband, I'd put poison in your tea.":
If I were your husband, I’d drink it!
Upon being told, "Must you fall asleep while I'm speaking?":
No, it’s purely voluntary.
To Liverpool socialist MP Bessie Braddock, who told him, "Winston, you're drunk.":
Bessie, you’re ugly. And tomorrow morning I’ll be sober, but you’ll still be ugly.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about in the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
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