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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British Prime Minister in history to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was also the first person to be made an Honorary Citizen of the United States. (1874 – 1965)

Quotes

A joke is a very serious thing.
Winston Churchill

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

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Winston Churchill

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill

History is written by the victors.
Winston Churchill

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

I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
Winston Churchill

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
Winston Churchill

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

If you are going through hell, keep going.
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

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Winston Churchill

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

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

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

It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Winston Churchill

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

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
Winston Churchill

Never, never, never give up.
Winston Churchill

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

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game.
Winston Churchill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

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

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

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
Winston Churchill

The first quality that is needed is audacity.
Winston Churchill

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

There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
Winston Churchill

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

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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