150+ Winston Churchill Quotes on life, war and success

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was an English politician. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom twice, once during World War II, and again in the early 1950s. Churchill is the only person to have been a member of the British Government during both World Wars, and the last commoner (non-royal) to be granted a state funeral. He was also a soldier, journalist, and author. He won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1953. Churchill featured in two media polls. He was ranked as the greatest British prime minister of the twentieth century by 20 prominent historians, politicians and commentators. They were asked by BBC Radio 4’s The Westminster Hour to rank the 19 prime ministers from Lord Salisbury at the turn of the century through to John Major in the 1990s. In a 2002 BBC 2 television poll, Churchill was ranked as the greatest Briton in history. A million votes were cast, and the voting was heavily influenced by public campaigns for various candidates. He is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize. We bring you the compilation of the best Winston Churchill Quotes, hope you like it.

Quotes are powerful resource tools in areas of personal growth, life issues, business, leadership and meditation and from these quotes, you can derive inspiration, motivation and even hope from time to time. Furthermore, you can spice up your speeches, reports, presentations, blogs, or use them as thoughtful words to your friends and loved ones. We are not the author of these Winston Churchill quotes but do we try as much as possible to add the author’s name to the quotes. Author’s of these quotes are poet, famous author’s, scientist, actors, philosophers, famous persons and ordinary people etc…

150+ Winston Churchill Quotes on life, war and success

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on— Winston Churchill

One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once ‘The Unnecessary War’.  — Winston Churchill

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.  — Winston Churchill

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. -Winston Churchill

Too often the strong silent man is silent because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent. — Winston Churchill

It is better to be making the news than taking it to be an actor rather than a critic.— Winston Churchill

It is no use saying “we are doing our best.” You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. -Winston Churchill

Most people hate the taste of beer to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice that many people have been able to overcome. -Winston Churchill

Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending – sit down. -Winston Churchill

To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy.  — 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 mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. -Winston Churchill

Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt… 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. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.  — Winston Churchill

There but for the grace of God goes God.  — Winston Churchill

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.  — Winston Churchill

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. -Winston Churchill

150+ Winston Churchill Quotes on life, war and success

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.  — Winston Churchill

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

The English never draw a line without blurring it. -Winston Churchill

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, 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.  — Winston Churchill

When I look back on all the worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.— Winston Churchill

One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never! -Winston Churchill

When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.  — Winston Churchill

Have you been inspired by these Winston Churchill quotes. If you have been enjoying our Winston Churchill quotes compilation then do check out our collection of quotes from Authors similar to our Winston Churchill quotes collection.

Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning. -Winston Churchill 

Mr Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.— Winston Churchill

I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government ‘I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.  — Winston Churchill

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

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.  — Winston Churchill

India is a geographical term. It is no more a United Nation than the Equator. -Winston Churchill

[He] looks at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe.  — Winston Churchill

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.— Winston Churchill

War is mainly a catalogue of blunders. -Winston Churchill

150+ Winston Churchill Quotes on life, war and success

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. -Winston Churchill

There are few virtues which the Poles do not possess and there are few errors they have ever avoided. -Winston Churchill

A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal.— Winston Churchill

We shall not flag or fail. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, 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. -Winston Churchill

I am easily satisfied with the very best. -Winston Churchill

Fanatic. One who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.— Winston Churchill

What kind of people do they think we are, do they think we will be bowed by their tryanny?— Winston Churchill

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

No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it. -Winston Churchill

It is no use saying ‘we are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. -Winston Churchill

Let us therefore 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, “This was their finest hour.” -Winston Churchill

MacDonald has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts.  — Winston Churchill

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.  — Winston Churchill

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

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. -Winston Churchill

In those days he was wiser than he is nowhe used frequently to take my advice.  — Winston Churchill

150+ Winston Churchill Quotes on life, war and success

Who will relieve me of this Wuthering Height  — Winston Churchill

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. -Winston Churchill

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honour; duty; mercy; hope. -Winston Churchill

When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.— Winston Churchill

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.  — Winston Churchill

Never give innever, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.  — Winston Churchill

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

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.  — Winston Churchill

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

It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear; about two, nothing can be done, so it’s no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.  — Winston Churchill

Have you been inspired by these Winston Churchill quotes. If you have been enjoying our Winston Churchill quotes compilation then do check out our collection of quotes from Authors similar to our Winston Churchill quotes collection.

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never – in nothing great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. -Winston Churchill

You will make all kinds of mistakes but as long as you are generous and true and fierce you cannot hurt the world, or even seriously distress her.— Winston Churchill

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 no longer strong. -Winston Churchill

Why you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman, and th most audacious soldier, put them at a table togetherand what do you get? The sum of their fears.— Winston Churchill

The maxim “Nothing avails but perfection” may be spelled “Paralysis.” -Winston Churchill

[On recognizing China] But if you recognize anyone it does not mean you like them. For instance, we all recognize the right honourable gentleman the member for Ebbw Vale.  — Winston Churchill

150+ Winston Churchill Quotes on life, war and success

Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl no superior alternative has yet been found -Winston Churchill

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.  — Winston Churchill

We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. 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 halls. We shall never surrender. -Winston Churchill

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.  — Winston Churchill

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. -Winston Churchill

Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.  — Winston Churchill

It might be said that Lord Rosebery outlived his future by ten years and his past by more than twenty.  — Winston Churchill

Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions or honour and good sense! -Winston Churchill

We must have a better word than “prefabricated”, why not “ready-made”? -Winston Churchill

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter. -Winston Churchill

I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.  — Winston Churchill

He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. -Winston Churchill

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future. -Winston Churchill

Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing. -Winston Churchill

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

My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.  — Winston Churchill

150+ Winston Churchill Quotes on life, war and success

The heights of great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upwards in the night.— Winston Churchill

If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile-driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack! -Winston Churchill

The best argument against democracy is a fiveminute conversation with the average voter.— Winston Churchill

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an everlengthening, everascending, everimproving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.  — Winston Churchill

I have never accepted what many people have kindly said, namely that I have inspired the nation. It was the nation and the race dwelling all around the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar. -Winston Churchill

Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.  — Winston Churchill

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.  — Winston Churchill

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into a even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill designed for the purpose.  — Winston Churchill

Have you been inspired by these Winston Churchill quotes. If you have been enjoying our Winston Churchill quotes compilation then do check out our collection of quotes from Authors similar to our Winston Churchill quotes collection.

If you are not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.Winston Churchhill

If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible. -Winston Churchill

I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened. -Winston Churchill

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.— Winston Churchill

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.  — Winston Churchill

Are you insinuating that I am a purveyor of terminological inexactitudes?— Winston Churchill

So they [the Government] go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, allpowerful to be impotent.  — Winston Churchill

Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.  — Winston Churchill

150+ Winston Churchill Quotes on life, war and success

In my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you also understand the most amusing.— Winston Churchill

Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. But then he has much to be modest about. -Winston Churchill

Immature love says, I love you because I need you, mature love says, I need you because I love you.— Winston Churchill

I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.  — Winston Churchill

If heaven is going to be full of people like Hardie, well, the Almighty can have them to himself.  — Winston Churchill

…. 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.  — Winston Churchill

Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.  — 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

Success is never final.  — Winston Churchill

Statistics are like a drunk with a lampost: used more for support than illumination.  — Winston Churchill

Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.  — Winston Churchill

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.  — Winston Churchill

Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed. -Winston Churchill

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.  — Winston Churchill

I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, ‘Verify your quotations.’  — Winston Churchill

This report, by its very length, defends itself against being read.— Winston Churchill

150+ Winston Churchill Quotes on life, war and success

Let us therefore 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: “This was their finest hour.” -Winston Churchill

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. -Winston Churchill

For myself I am an optimist  it does not seem to be much use being anything else.  — Winston Churchill

Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness. A sincere love of peace is no excuse for muddling hundreds of millions of humble folk into total war. The cheers of the weak, wellmeaning assemblies soon cease to count. Doom marches on.  — Winston Churchill

If you are going through hell, keep going.  — Winston Churchill

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.  — Winston Churchill

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

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

Have you been inspired by these Winston Churchill quotes. If you have been enjoying our Winston Churchill quotes compilation then do check out our collection of quotes from Authors similar to our Winston Churchill quotes collection.

We shape our buildings and they shape us.— Winston Churchill

Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry. -Winston Churchill

Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge. -Winston Churchill 

Curse ruthless time! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it! -Winston Churchill

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.  — Winston Churchill

We must beware of needless innovations, especially when guided by logic. -Winston Churchill

All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.  — Winston Churchill

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.  — Winston Churchill

150+ Winston Churchill Quotes on life, war and success

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.— Winston Churchill

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the hard may be; for without victory there is no survival. -Winston Churchill

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

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.  — Winston Churchill

The truth is so precious that she must be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.— Winston Churchill

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. -Winston Churchill

Terminological inexactitude -Winston Churchill

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

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

It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.— Winston Churchill

There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.  — Winston Churchill

If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.  — Winston Churchill

We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire…Give us the tools and we will finish the job.  — Winston Churchill

Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.  — Winston Churchill

Kites rise highest against the windnot with it.— Winston Churchill

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. -Winston Churchill

Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.   — Winston Churchill

We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.-Winston Churchill

When you get to the end of your rope tie a knot and hang on.— Winston Churchill

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.  — Winston Churchill

Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days – the greatest days our country has ever lived. -Winston Churchill

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.  — Winston Churchill

The maxim of the British people is ‘Business as Usual.’— Winston Churchill

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

The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.  — Winston Churchill

We will have no truce or parlay with you Hitler, or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst  and we will do our best.— Winston Churchill

The price of greatness is responsibility.  — Winston Churchill

A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.  — Winston Churchill

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or allwise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time.— Winston Churchill

The English know how to make the best of things. Their so-called muddling through is simply skill at dealing with the inevitable. -Winston Churchill

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.— Winston Churchill

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult. -Winston Churchill | Success 

The substance of the eminent Socialist gentleman’s speech is that making a profit is  a sin, but it is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss.— Winston Churchill

Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once. -Winston Churchill

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.  — Winston Churchill

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.  — Winston Churchill


We hope this compilation of quotes took you out of your grim and helped you to reflect on yourself. There are times in our lives when pausing, getting to know who you are on a deeper level, and evaluating yourself and your progress can really open up all kinds of creative and inspirational pathways. Keep Hustling and Follow Quotes Inferno for more such quotes. Feel free to share your favorite with your friends or in the comments below.

Tagged : / / / / / / /

Leave a Reply