Winston Churchill Quotes

Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British politician 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 historian, a writer (as Winston S. Churchill), and an artist.
He won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.

Here is a collection of some famous quotes from Winston Churchill.

Winston Churchill Quotes

1. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

2. “Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

3. “Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” – Winston Churchill

4. “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill

5. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

6. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill

7. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill

8. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

9. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

10. “My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.” – Winston Churchill

11. “It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.” – Winston Churchill

12. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

13. “Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.” – Winston Churchill

14. “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” – Winston Churchill

15. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill

16. “Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” – Winston Churchill

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

18. “When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.” – Winston Churchill

19. “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” – Winston Churchill

20. “Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required.” – Winston Churchill

21. “Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” – Winston Churchill

22. “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” – Winston Churchill

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

24. “You create your own universe as you go along.” – Winston Churchill

25. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill

26. “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” – Winston Churchill

27. “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” – Winston Churchill

28. “The most important thing about education is appetite.” – Winston Churchill

29. “Life is fraught with opportunities to keep your mouth shut.” – Winston Churchill

30. “Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.” – Winston Churchill

31. “Good and great are seldom in the same man.” – Winston Churchill

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

33. “Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game.” – Winston Churchill

34. “It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.” – Winston Churchill

35. “We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.” – Winston Churchill

36. “Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill

37. “It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” – Winston Churchill

38. “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” – Winston Churchill

39. “I never worry about action, but only about inaction.” – Winston Churchill

40. “The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.” – Winston Churchill

41. “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” – Winston Churchill

42. “We shape our dwellings and afterwards our dwellings shape us.” – Winston Churchill

43. “A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.” – Winston Churchill

44. “War is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the will to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

45. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

46. “It’s Never Over ’till it’s over!” – Winston Churchill

47. “When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter.” – Winston Churchill

48. “A change is as good as a rest.” – Winston Churchill

49. “It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.” -Winston Churchill

50. “The first quality that is needed is audacity.” – Winston Churchill

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