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50 Great Quotes by Winston Churchill

Best Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill was a British politician and the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was not only a great politician but also a great speaker. He rallied the British people during the World War II as well as led the country from the brink of defeat to victory. The legacy of Winston Churchill lives in various entertaining as well as insightful quotes, here are some of his great quotes listed below.

Winston Churchill Quotes

  1. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill
  2. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.” - Winston Churchill
  3. “There is no such thing as a good tax.” - Winston Churchill
  4. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill
  5. “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.” - Winston Churchill
  6. “Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.” - Winston Churchill
  7. “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” - Winston Churchill
  8. “If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.” - Winston Churchill
  9. “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.” - Winston Churchill
  10. “To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.” - Winston Churchill
  11. “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.” - Winston Churchill
  12. “Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice.” - Winston Churchill
  13. “The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.” - Winston Churchill
  14. “When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.” - Winston Churchill
  15. “From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put.” - Winston Churchill
  16. “When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.” - Winston Churchill
  17. “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” - Winston Churchill
  18. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill
  19. “I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” - Winston Churchill
  20. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” - Winston Churchill
  21. “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” - Winston Churchill
  22. “Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.” - Winston Churchill
  23. “Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.” - Winston Churchill
  24. “Never, never, never give up.” - Winston Churchill
  25. “If you are going to go through hell, keep going.” - Winston Churchill
  26. “Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” - Winston Churchill
  27. “It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.” - Winston Churchill
  28. “It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.” - Winston Churchill
  29. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” - Winston Churchill
  30. “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” - Winston Churchill
  31. “If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.” - Winston Churchill
  32. “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” - Winston Churchill
  33. “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything else.” - Winston Churchill
  34. “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” - Winston Churchill
  35. “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” - Winston Churchill
  36. “Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.” - Winston Churchill
  37. “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” - Winston Churchill
  38. “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
  39. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” - Winston Churchill
  40. “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” - Winston Churchill
  41. “If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.” - Winston Churchill
  42. “The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.” - Winston Churchill
  43. “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” - Winston Churchill
  44. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” - Winston Churchill
  45. “Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.” - Winston Churchill
  46. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” - Winston Churchill
  47. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” - Winston Churchill
  48. “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
  49. “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.” - Winston Churchill
  50. “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.” - Winston Churchill

Above are some of the immense quotes by Winston Churchill. If you have more of them feel free to share in the comments section.