38 Great Quotes and Thoughts By Winston Churchill

  1. A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
  2. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
  3. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
  4. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
  5. Eating words has never given me indigestion.
  6. Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
  7. Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
  8. History is written by the victors.
  9. If you’re going through hell, keep going.
  10. It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.
  11. It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
  12. It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
  13. It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
  14. No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.
  15. Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
  16. One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.
  17. Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.
  18. Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game.
  19. Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.
  20. Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
  21. Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
  22. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
  23. The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
  24. The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
  25. The first quality that is needed is audacity.
  26. The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.
  27. The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
  28. The price of greatness is responsibility.
  29. The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
  30. There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
  31. This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.
  32. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
  33. We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.
  34. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
  35. We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
  36. When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
  37. Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
  38. You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.