November 30, 1874 - January 24, 1965


81 Greatest Quotes By Winston Churchill

Un prigioniero di guerra è un uomo che cerca di ucciderti, non ci riesce, dopo di che ti chiede di non ucciderlo. Winston Churchill
Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted. Winston Churchill
When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter. Winston Churchill
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill
It is better to do something than to do nothing while waiting to do everything. Winston Churchill
Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about. Winston Churchill
Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it. Winston Churchill
As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us. Winston Churchill
In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times. Winston Churchill
Appeasement is feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last. Winston Churchill
The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery. Winston Churchill
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future. Winston Churchill
Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential. Winston Churchill
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill
Don't argue about the difficulties. The difficulties will argue for themselves. Winston Churchill
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Winston Churchill
Mr. Attlee is a modest man with much to be modest about. Winston Churchill
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. Winston Churchill
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. 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
Whenever I feel the need to take some exercise I lie down until the feeling goes away. 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
There is nothing government can give you that it hasn't taken from you in the first place. Winston Churchill
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. Winston Churchill
Extolling the virtues of conservation of energy, Churchill advised, "Never stand when you can sit, and never sit when you can lie down. Winston Churchill
If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea, she must always choose the open sea. Winston Churchill
If two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary. Winston Churchill
The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire. Winston Churchill
Nations that went down fighting rose again, but those who surrendered tamely were finished. Winston Churchill
A nation that fails to honor its heroes, soon will have no heroes to honor. Winston Churchill
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. Winston Churchill
The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE. Winston Churchill
I get my exercise being a pallbearer for those of my friends who believed in regular running and calisthenics. Winston Churchill
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. Winston Churchill
Your greatest fears are created by your imagination. Don't give in to them. Winston Churchill
Great success always comes at the risk of enormous failure. Winston Churchill
I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies. Winston Churchill
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party. Winston Churchill
When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical. Winston Churchill
Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea. Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it. Winston Churchill
One man with conviction will overwhelm a hundred who have only opinions. Winston Churchill
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. Winston Churchill
I'd rather argue against a hundred idiots, than have one agree with me. Winston Churchill
Rules were made for fools to follow and wise men to be guided by. Winston Churchill
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
You don't make the poor richer by making the rich poorer. 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
A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest. Winston Churchill
No preposition at the end of a sentence? That is a rule up with which I will not put! Winston Churchill
Socialism is like a dream. Sooner or later you wake up to reality. Winston Churchill