Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
BornNovember 30, 1874
Bleinheim Palace, Woodstock, England
DiedJanuary 24, 1965
London, England
British Prime Minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955.

The repository contains 18 quotes from Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

ClassicsHistory

Let us 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: ďThis was their finest hour.Ē

Classics

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

Courage and Fear

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

Truth

This truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it; but there it is.

Optimism and Pessimism

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

Miscellaneous

If a thing is worth doing, itís worth doing badly.

Miscellaneous

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 meant to be wooed and won by youth.

Courage and Fear

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

Miscellaneous

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

Opinion

A fanatic is someone who canít change his mind, and wonít change the subject.

Comebacks

Upon being informed by a fellow Member of Parliament that his fly was open:

It is of no account; after all, the old bird does not fly far from his nest.

Comebacks

Upon being told by Lady Astor, "If you were my husband, I'd put poison in your tea.":

If I were your husband, Iíd drink it!

Comebacks

Upon being told, "Must you fall asleep while I'm speaking?":

No, itís purely voluntary.

Comebacks

To Liverpool socialist MP Bessie Braddock, who told him, "Winston, you're drunk.":

Bessie, youíre ugly. And tomorrow morning Iíll be sober, but youíll still be ugly.

Politics and Government

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

Success and Failure

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Truth

There are a terrible lot of lies going about in the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.

Politics and Government

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 didnít happen