200+ Winston Churchill Quotes To Draw Strength From

Winston Churchill is one of the most quoted world leaders of modern times. Here are 200+ Winston Churchill quotes to draw strength from.

Winston Churchill – Politician

Winston Churchill was one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. He was a great statesman, orator, and writer. But Churchill was more than just a great leader; he was also a man who faced his fears head-on and drew strength from them.

Arguably being the right man in the right place at the right time, Churchill’s leadership through some of the darkest days in British and world history is legendary.

“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.”

Best Winston Churchill Quotes

There is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.

– Winston Churchill

There is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. - Winston Churchill

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

– Winston Churchill


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it’s also what it takes to sit down and listen.

– Winston Churchill

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All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.

– Winston Churchill


It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill


Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill


I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

– Winston Churchill


Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

– Winston Churchill


I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.

– Winston Churchill


My tastes are simple—I am easily satisfied with the best.

– Winston Churchill

My tastes are simple—I am easily satisfied with the best. - Winston Churchill


No One Would Do Such Things.

– Winston Churchill


We shall not fail or falter. We shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

– Winston Churchill


The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.

– Winston Churchill


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.

– Winston Churchill


Churchill Inspirational Quotes

Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.

– Winston Churchill

Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge. - Winston Churchill


Captain of Our Souls.

– Winston Churchill


To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents.

– Winston Churchill


There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at with no result.

– Winston Churchill


The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy, but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.

– Winston Churchill


In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill

History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it. - Winston Churchill


Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.

– Winston Churchill


Be Ye Men of Valour.

– Winston Churchill


Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.

– Winston Churchill


When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.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


This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

– Winston Churchill

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Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

– 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


It is no use saying ‘we are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

– Winston Churchill


A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

– Winston Churchill


Famous Churchill Quotes

Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.

– Winston Churchill

Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference. - Winston Churchill


Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

– Winston Churchill


We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow worm.

– Winston Churchill

We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow worm. - Winston Churchill


I leave when the pub closes.

– Winston Churchill


Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.

– Winston Churchill

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. - Winston Churchill


I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.

– 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


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

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill


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.

– Winston Churchill


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.

– Winston Churchill


Withhold No Sacrifice

– Winston Churchill


We must beware of needless innovations, especially when guided by logic.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber. - Winston Churchill


Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

– Winston Churchill


Linchpin of the English-Speaking World.

– Winston Churchill


Famous Winston Churchill Quotes

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.

– Winston Churchill

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. - Winston Churchill


Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.

– Winston Churchill

Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. - Winston Churchill


Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter.

– 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 Drink [Poison]” (Apocryphal)

– Winston Churchill


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.

– Winston Churchill


I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

– Winston Churchill


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.

– Winston Churchill


Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

– Winston Churchill

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. - Winston Churchill


Lousy.

– Winston Churchill


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

– 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


I pass with relief from the tossing sea of cause and theory to the firm ground of result and fact.

– Winston Churchill


A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

– Winston Churchill


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


A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

– Winston Churchill


Churchill Sayings

And wherever men are fighting against barbarism, tyranny, and massacre, for freedom, law, and honour, let them remember that the fame of their deeds, even though they themselves are exterminated, may perhaps be celebrated as long as the world rolls round.

– Winston Churchill


If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.

– Winston Churchill


No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.

– Winston Churchill


Their Finest Hour.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill


I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

– Winston Churchill


Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning.

– Winston Churchill

Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning. - Winston Churchill


Broadly speaking short words are best and the old words when short, are best of all.

– Winston Churchill


Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential.

– Winston Churchill

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If Hitler invaded hell, I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.

– Winston Churchill


I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.

– Winston Churchill


There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues—the most dominating virtues of humans—are created, strengthened, and maintained.

– Winston Churchill


What is adequacy? Adequacy is no standard at all.

– 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


No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.

– Winston Churchill


Never Give In.

– Winston Churchill


Winston Churchill – Quotes

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

– Winston Churchill


Every man should ask himself each day whether he is not too readily accepting negative solutions.

– Winston Churchill


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.

– Winston Churchill


I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

– Winston Churchill


Total and Unmitigated Defeat.

– Winston Churchill


Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.

– Winston Churchill


We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

– Winston Churchill


We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

– 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


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

– Winston Churchill

Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others. - Winston Churchill


Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.

– 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


It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.

– Winston Churchill


If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.

– Winston Churchill


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.

– Winston Churchill


Churchill Famous Quotes

We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.

– Winston Churchill


One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

– Winston Churchill


The English know how to make the best of things. Their so-called muddling through is simply skill at dealing with the inevitable.

– Winston Churchill


Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.

– Winston Churchill


For myself, I am an optimist. It does not seem to be much use to be anything else.

– Winston Churchill


In finance, everything that is agreeable is unsound and everything that is sound is disagreeable.

– Winston Churchill


I don’t like mixing up moralities with mathematics.

– Winston Churchill


There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right and not to fear to do or say what you believe to be right.

– Winston Churchill


When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.

– Winston Churchill


There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.

– Winston Churchill


A Dark and Deadly Valley.

– Winston Churchill


Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

– Winston Churchill


The King’s Ships Were at Sea.

– Winston Churchill


There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.

– Winston Churchill


The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

– Winston Churchill


Curse ruthless time! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it!

– Winston Churchill


Famous Quotes from Churchill

He has all the virtues I dislike, and none of the vices I admire.

– Winston Churchill


Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the hard may be; for without victory there is no survival.

– Winston Churchill


Humanity will not be cast down. We are going on, swinging bravely forward along the grand high road, and already behind the distant mountains is the promise of the sun.

– Winston Churchill


I have never accepted what many people have kindly said, namely that I have inspired the nation. It was the nation and the race dwelling all around the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.

– Winston Churchill


Life is fraught with opportunities to keep your mouth shut.

– Winston Churchill


All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.

– Winston Churchill


My conclusion on freewill and predestination—they are identical.

– Winston Churchill


The English never draw a line without blurring it.

– Winston Churchill


If you’re going through hell, keep going.

– Winston Churchill


Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat.

– Winston Churchill


My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

– Winston Churchill


The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that when nations are strong, they are not always just; and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.

– Winston Churchill


Child of the House of Commons.

– Winston Churchill


If you are going through hell, keep going.

– Winston Churchill

If you are going through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchill


I never worry about action, but only inaction.

– Winston Churchill

I never worry about action, but only inaction. - Winston Churchill


Let us therefore 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.

– Winston Churchill


Quotes From Winston Churchill

No crime is so great as daring to excel.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill


When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. - Winston Churchill


No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill


There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do and for making a certainty of what you try. But this principle, like others in life and war, has it exceptions.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill


The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

– Winston Churchill

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. - Winston Churchill


The way to achieve happiness is to try for perfection that is impossible to achieve, and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it.

– Winston Churchill


Sugar Candy.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill


Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy then an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then it becomes a tyrant and, in the last stage, just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.

– Winston Churchill


The End of the Beginning.

– Winston Churchill


Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others.

– Winston Churchill

Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others. - Winston Churchill


You ask, ‘What is our aim?’ I can answer in one word. It is victory—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.

– Winston Churchill


Winston Churchill Famous Quotes

Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.

– Winston Churchill


Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days – the greatest days our country has ever lived.

– Winston Churchill


We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.

– Winston Churchill


In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

– Winston Churchill


There is no such thing as a good tax.

– Winston Churchill


Up with which I will not put.

– Winston Churchill


Responsibility is the price of greatness.

– Winston Churchill

Responsibility is the price of greatness. - Winston Churchill


Some Chicken—Some Neck.

– Winston Churchill


I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill


All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word—freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

– Winston Churchill


Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.

– Winston Churchill


Never, never, never give up.

– Winston Churchill


Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending – sit down.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill


If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.

– Winston Churchill


Quotes – Winston Churchill

Many forms of government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe.

– Winston Churchill


It is the people who control the government, not the government the people.

– Winston Churchill


I hate nobody except Hitler—and that is professional.

– Winston Churchill


Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

– Winston Churchill


You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill


The Few.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Winston Churchill


The first duty of the university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not technicalities. We want a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we do not want a world of engineers.

– Winston Churchill


I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.

– 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


You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour, and you will have war.

– Winston Churchill


Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is—the strong horse that pulls the whole cart.

– Winston Churchill


I only believe in statistics that I doctored myself.

– Winston Churchill


We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

– Winston Churchill


Winston Churchill Quotations

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it has been said, it is the quality which guarantees all others.

– Winston Churchill


Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself, believe.

– Winston Churchill


To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.

– Winston Churchill

To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often. - Winston Churchill


We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.

– Winston Churchill



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