These Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes gives some insight in the thinking of this great world leader. He focused on educating himself and he boosted his self development by reading, travelling and writing. He had a constant thirst for knowledge. Whatever he took interest in – he would focus on educating himself.

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Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes

 

General Quotes

  • “The price of greatness is responsibility.”
  • “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
  •  “Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.”
  • “History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”
  • “I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.”
  • “Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.”
  • “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.”
  • “To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.”
  • “If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack.”
  • “The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.”
  • “The poor girl does not know how to have a conversation. Unfortunately, she does know how to speak.”
  • “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile —- hoping it will eat him last.

 

Winston Chuchill Inspiration Quotes about Success

  • “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
  • “Don’t take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. 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 made to be wooed and won by youth.”
  • “It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”
  • “The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.”
  •  “It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.”

 

Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes on Never surrender

  • “We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France. We shall fight on the seas and oceans. We shall fight with growing strength in the air. 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.”
  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
  • “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
  • “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
  • “If you are going through hell, keep going.”
  • “Never, never, never give in!”
  • “It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.”
  • “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
  • “I like a man who grins when he fights.”
  • “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
  • “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it’s also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
  • “Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”

 

Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes about Freedom

  • “Freedom is not a matter of choice , it is a destined path, an undying yearning for the peace of one’s soul until attainment.”
  • “I had no idea of the enormous and unquestionably helpful part that humbug plays in the social life of great peoples dwelling in a state of democratic freedom.”

 

Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes on Optimism

  • “We remem­ber the sar­donic war-time joke about the opti­mist and the pes­simist. The opti­mist was the man who did not mind what hap­pened so long as it did not hap­pen to him. The pes­simist was the man who lived with the optimist.”
  • “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

 

Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes: Truth

  • “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
  • “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
  • “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.”
  • “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
  • “The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”
  • “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 Inspirational Quotes: Democracy

Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes

Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes

  • “Many forms of government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
  • “Democracy is the best form of the worst type of government”
  • “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
  • “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”

 

Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes about Politics

  • “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. “
  • “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. “
  •  “I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.”
  • “I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”
  • “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.”
  • “Socialism is like a dream. Sooner or later you wake up to reality.”
  • “Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice.”
  • “If Hitler invaded Hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.”
  • “I hate nobody except Hitler — and that is professional.”
  • “One may dislike Hitler’s system and yet admire his patriotic achievement. If our country were defeated, I hope we should find a champion as indomitable to restore our courage and lead us back to our place among the nations.”

 

Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes about Wisdom

  • “If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.”
  • “No two on earth in all things can agree. All have some daring singularity.”
  • “Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.”
  • “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”
  • “Immature love says, I love you because I need you, mature love says, I need you because I love you.”
  • “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.”
  • “My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.”

 

Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes: The Military

  • “No American will think it wrong of me if I proclaim that to have the United States at our side was to me the greatest joy. I could not fortell the course of events. I do not pretend to have measured accurately the martial might of Japan, but now at this very moment I knew the United States was in the war, up to the neck and in to the death. So we had won after all! … Hitler’s fate was sealed. Mussolini’s fate was sealed. As for the Japanese, they would be ground to powder.”
  • “Hitler is a monster of wickedness, insatiable in his lust for blood and plunder. Not content with having all Europe under his heel, or else terrorized into various forms of abject submission, he must now carry his work of butchery and desolation among the vast multitudes of Russia and of Asia. The terrible military machine, which we and the rest of the civilised world so foolishly, so supinely, so insensately allowed the Nazi gangsters to build up year by year from almost nothing cannot stand idle lest it rust or fall to pieces. . . So now this bloodthirsty guttersnipe must launch his mechanized armies upon new fields of slaughter, pillage and devastation. “
  • “We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilisation will irretrievably succumb, or whether he will go down in history as the man who restored honour and peace of mind to the Great Germanic nation.”
  • “I have always said that if Great Britain were defeated in war I hoped we should find a Hitler to lead us back to our rightful position among the nations. I am sorry, however, that he has not been mellowed by the great success that has attended him. The whole world would rejoice to see the Hitler of peace and tolerance, and nothing would adorn his name in world history so much as acts of magnanimity and of mercy and of pity to the forlorn and friendless, to the weak and poor. … Let this great man search his own heart and conscience before he accuses anyone of being a warmonger.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We shall never surrender and even if, which I do not for the moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, will carry on the struggle until in God’s good time the New World with all its power and might, sets forth to the liberation and rescue of the Old.”
  • “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. . . . You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs – Victory in spite of all terrors – Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.”
  • “The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.”
  • “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”
  • “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”
  • “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
  • “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. “
  • “In War: Resolution, In Defeat: Defiance, In Victory: Magnanimity, In Peace: Good Will.”

 

Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes On Life

  • “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”
  • “Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”
  • “I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.”
  • “I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.”
  • “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. “
  • “We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.”
  • I neither want it [brandy] nor need it, but I should think it pretty hazardous to interfere with the ineradicable habit of a lifetime.”
  • “The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learnt to like it.”
  • “When I was younger I made it a rule never to take strong drink before lunch. It is now my rule never to do so before breakfast.”
  • “I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has taken from me.”
  • Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.” Churchill: “And you, madam, are ugly. But in the morning, I shall be sober.”

 

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