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62 Famous Winston Churchill Quotes

62 Famous Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill was a famous British Politician and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He is perhaps most well known for his pivotal role in the fight against the Nazis during the Second World War and the subsequent defeat of the Germans.

Through his long political career we can take many words attributed to Winston Churchill for inspiration and use in our everyday lives. Here at Turtle Quote we have compiled the most Famous Winston Churchill Quotes.

Famous Winston Churchill Quotes

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”

– Winston Churchill

“I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

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

– WINSTON CHURCHILL
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“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

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

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL
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Inspirational Winston Churchill Quotes

“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“The price of greatness is responsibility.”

– 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
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“A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honour, duty, mercy, hope”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

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

– WINSTON CHURCHILL
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Thought Provoking Winston Churchill Quotes

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

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

– WINSTON CHURCHILL
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“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

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

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL
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“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL
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Famous Winston Churchill Quotes on Leadership and Success

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.” 

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“All wisdom is not new wisdom.” 

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.” 

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL
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Our Favorite Famous Winston Churchill Quotes

“We are still masters of our fate, we are still captains of our souls.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“A small lie needs a bodyguard of bigger lies to protect it.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“The most important thing about education is appetite.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Good and great are seldom in the same man. ”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Life is fraught with opportunities to keep your mouth shut.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL
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“Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“If you destroy a free market you create a black market.” 

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

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

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“One ought to be just before one is generous.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.” 

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“You must look at facts because they look at you.”

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Harsh laws are at times better than no laws at all.” 

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

“Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.” 

– WINSTON CHURCHILL
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We hope that you enjoyed our selection of Famous Winston Churchill Quotes. If you did, then perhaps you may also like our collection of quotes by George Washington!

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