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Top 120 Winston Churchill Quotes (RESILIENCE)

Top 18 Most Famous Sir Winston Churchill Quotes to Empower You

“You ask, What is our policy? I will say; ‘It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.’ You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: 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.”

Sir Winston Churchill
To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.
To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
You will never get to the end of the journey if you stop to shy a stone at every dog that barks.
You will never get to the end of the journey if you stop to shy a stone at every dog that barks.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
The true guide of life is to do what is right.
The true guide of life is to do what is right.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil tears and sweat.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil tears and sweat.
My tastes are simple - I am easily satisfied with the best.
My tastes are simple – I am easily satisfied with the best.
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
It is better to perish than to live as slaves.
It is better to perish than to live as slaves.
All the greatest things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word - freedom; justice; honour; duty; mercy; hope.
All the greatest things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word – freedom; justice; honour; duty; mercy; hope.
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.
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.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present we shall find that we have lost the future.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present we shall find that we have lost the future.
It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.
It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.

21 Sir Winston Churchill Quotes to Inspire You to Never Give Up

“We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. And 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.”

Sir Winston Churchill
We shall not flag or fail, we shall go on to the end.
We shall not flag or fail, we shall go on to the end.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
One always measures friendships by how they show up in bad weather.
One always measures friendships by how they show up in bad weather.
Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and life of the world may move forward...
Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and life of the world may move forward…
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic.
It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
You never can tell whether bad luck may not after all turn out to be good luck.
You never can tell whether bad luck may not after all turn out to be good luck.
As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will, victory will not be denied us.
As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will, victory will not be denied us.
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
Never yield to force, never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Never yield to force, never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
There is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.
There is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.
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.
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.
But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.
But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.
If the British Empire and its Commonwealth lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour!’
If the British Empire and its Commonwealth lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour!’
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.
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.

27 Inspirational Sir Winston Churchill Quotes

“What kind of a people do they (Japan) think we are? Is it possible they do not realise that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?”

Sir Winston Churchill
Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.
Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.
Never give in... in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Never give in… in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
For myself I am an optimist — it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
For myself I am an optimist — it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Nourish your hopes, but do not overlook realities.
Nourish your hopes, but do not overlook realities.
I never ‘worry’ about action, but only about inaction.
I never ‘worry’ about action, but only about inaction.
It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?
What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?
Things are not always right because they are hard, but if they are right one must not mind if they are also hard.
Things are not always right because they are hard, but if they are right one must not mind if they are also hard.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
You must put your head into the lion’s mouth if the performance is to be a success.
You must put your head into the lion’s mouth if the performance is to be a success.
Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning.
Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.
I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.
It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.
It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.
When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.
It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.
It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others.
Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
I'm prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
I’m prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
No crime is so great as daring to excel.
No crime is so great as daring to excel.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
One ought to be just before one is generous.

20 Sir Winston Churchill Quotes to Live By

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once.
If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
We have not journeyed all this way because we are made of sugar candy.
We have not journeyed all this way because we are made of sugar candy.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real.
To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Harsh laws are at times better than no laws at all.
Harsh laws are at times better than no laws at all.
I have in my life concentrated more on self-expression than self-denial.
I have in my life concentrated more on self-expression than self-denial.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity.
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
I like things to happen, and if they don’t happen I like to make them happen.
I like things to happen, and if they don’t happen I like to make them happen.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.
Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.
Every man should ask himself each day whether he is not too readily accepting negative solutions.
Every man should ask himself each day whether he is not too readily accepting negative solutions.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

34 Wise Winston Churchill Quotes

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.
It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
In a war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
In a war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
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 often no longer strong.
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 often no longer strong.
I may be drunk Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
I may be drunk Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
The first duty of the university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not technicalities.
The first duty of the university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not technicalities.
Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.
Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Broadly speaking short words are best and the old words when short, are best of all.
Broadly speaking short words are best and the old words when short, are best of all.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority.
We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
The Americans will always do the right thing… after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.
The Americans will always do the right thing… after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Of course, when you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
Of course, when you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile – hoping it will eat him last.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile – hoping it will eat him last.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
In finance, everything that is agreeable is unsound and everything that is sound is disagreeable.
In finance, everything that is agreeable is unsound and everything that is sound is disagreeable.
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.
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.
Don’t interrupt me while I’m interrupting.
Don’t interrupt me while I’m interrupting.
Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.
Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.
We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.
Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.
Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me.


Winston Churchill Short Biography

Winston Churchill is one of the driving forces to persuade Britain to NEVER surrender to Hitler during World War 2.

He is a courageous and persistent leader who is determined to fight to the end and refused to give an inch to the evil Nazi empire despite knowing that his country has little chance in the war.

Back then, he was quite controversial and many people described him as reckless and crazy… However, this is precisely what makes Sir Winston Churchill one of the greatest men in history.

There were several key individuals in the British government who wanted to make peace with Hitler… which will only result in the destruction of Britain and Europe.

The British people love him and regard him as a hero (there’s a statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square) because he represents the national traits of Britain: Courage and Determination.

No matter how great his accomplishment, Winston Churchill had made several key decisions and comments that are extremely controversial to this day… Particularly, about Gandhi being a threat to the British Empire and Britain’s relationship with India.

It is crucial that I mentioned this so you know that even though Winston Churchill was seen as a hero by his nation, he was not a perfect leader.

Read these articles to have an unbiased view about Winston Churchill:

Here are the most powerful Winston Churchill quotes so you can see how courageous, persistent, and controversial (insanity) this man truly was.

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