132+ EXCLUSIVE Winston Churchill Quotes To See Life Differently

132+ EXCLUSIVE Winston Churchill Quotes To See Life Differently

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was one of the best-known, and some say one of the greatest, statesmen of the 20th century. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led Britain to victory in the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955.

He also won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work. Powerful Winston Churchill quotes will give you the wisdom, strength and courage you need to overcome any obstacle.

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Winston Churchill Quotes

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

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill tweet

Never, never, never give up. – Winston Churchill tweet

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

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

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill tweet

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

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

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

The price of greatness is responsibility. – Winston Churchill tweet

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 tweet

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true. – Winston Churchill tweet

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

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day. – Winston Churchill tweet

We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us. – Winston Churchill tweet

To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to change often. – Winston Churchill tweet

It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. – Winston Churchill tweet

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 tweet

I never ‘worry’ about action, but only about inaction. – Winston Churchill tweet

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. – Winston Churchill tweet

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 tweet

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

You will never get to the end of the journey if you stop to shy a stone at every dog that barks. – Winston Churchill tweet

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. – Winston Churchill tweet

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

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 honor and good sense. – Winston Churchill tweet

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

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. – Winston Churchill tweet

One always measures friendships by how they show up in bad weather. – Winston Churchill tweet

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. – Winston Churchill tweet

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 tweet

For myself I am an optimist. It does not seem to be much use being anything else. – Winston Churchill tweet

Top Winston Churchill Quotes To Inspire Growth In Life

  • Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. – Winston Churchill
  • Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed. – 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
  • The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. – Winston Churchill
  • Broadly speaking short words are best and the old words when short, are best of all. – Winston Churchill
  • An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile – hoping it will eat him last. – Winston Churchill
  • To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real. – Winston Churchill
  • Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it has been said, it is the quality which guarantees all others. – Winston Churchill
  • I am easily satisfied with the very best. – Winston Churchill
  • Nourish your hopes, but do not overlook realities. – Winston Churchill
  • Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving 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
  • Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. – Winston Churchill
  • You must look at facts, because they look at you. – Winston Churchill
  • History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. – 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
  • It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic. – Winston Churchill
  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. – Winston Churchill
  • Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others. – Winston Churchill
  • It is no use saying, ‘we are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. – Winston Churchill
  • Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy then an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then it becomes a tyrant and, in the last stage, just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public. – 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
  • I have in my life concentrated more on self-expression than self-denial. – 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
  • You never can tell whether bad luck may not after all turn out to be good luck. – 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
  • The true guide of life is to do what is right. – Winston Churchill
  • Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library. – Winston Churchill
  • It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. – Winston Churchill
  • Things are not always right because they are hard, but if they are right one must not mind if they are also hard. – Winston Churchill

Best Winston Churchill Quotes on Success and Integrity

  • Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. – Winston Churchill
  • War is mainly a catalogue of blunders. – Winston Churchill
  • I like things to happen, and if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen. – 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
  • You must put your head into the lion’s mouth if the performance is to be a success. – Winston Churchill
  • 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. – Winston Churchill
  • No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it. – Winston Churchill
  • If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible. – Winston Churchill
  • All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope. – Winston Churchill
  • Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning. – Winston Churchill
  • Curse ruthless time! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it! – Winston Churchill
  • We must beware of needless innovations, especially when guided by logic. – Winston Churchill
  • Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing. – 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
  • We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. – Winston Churchill
  • If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves. – Winston Churchill
  • History is written by the victors. – Winston Churchill
  • The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult. – Winston Churchill
  • My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. – 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
  • The English never draw a line without blurring it. – 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
  • In finance, everything that is agreeable is unsound and everything that is sound is disagreeable. – Winston Churchill
  • A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure. – Winston Churchill
  • This is the lesson: 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 honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. – Winston Churchill
  • 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. – Winston Churchill
  • It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right. – Winston Churchill
  • I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. – Winston Churchill
  • The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. – Winston Churchill
  • 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
  • What is adequacy? Adequacy is no standard at all. – Winston Churchill
  • Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. – Winston Churchill

Famous Sir Winston Churchill Quotes That Make You Never Surrender

  • It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required. – Winston Churchill
  • Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have. – Winston Churchill
  • 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
  • It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them. – Winston Churchill
  • We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. – Winston Churchill
  • Great and good are seldom the same man. – Winston Churchill
  • I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic. – Winston Churchill
  • We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it. – Winston Churchill
  • The first duty of the university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not technicalities. We want a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we do not want a world of engineers. – 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
  • When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber. – Winston Churchill
  • Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. – Winston Churchill
  • If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future. – Winston Churchill
  • 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
  • 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
  • Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old. – Winston Churchill
  • All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. – Winston Churchill
  • Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge. – Winston Churchill
  • I may be drunk, miss, but in the morning, I will be sober and you will still be ugly. – Winston Churchill
  • Every man should ask himself each day whether he is not too readily accepting negative solutions. – Winston Churchill
  • The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself. – Winston Churchill
  • The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. – Winston Churchill
  • The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. – Winston Churchill
  • I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over, I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting. – Winston Churchill
  • There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do and for making a certainty of what you try. But this principle, like others in life and war, has its exceptions. – Winston Churchill
  • If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. – Winston Churchill
  • In the course of my life I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet. – Winston Churchill
  • In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies. – Winston Churchill
  • I have never developed indigestion from eating my words. – Winston Churchill
  • There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you. – Winston Churchill
  • Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. – Winston Churchill
  • I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. – Winston Churchill
  • There is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. – Winston Churchill
  • We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. – Winston Churchill
  • Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. – Winston Churchill
  • No crime is so great as daring to excel. – Winston Churchill
  • A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. – Winston Churchill
  • Play the game for more than you can afford to lose. Only then will you learn the game. – Winston Churchill
  • Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. – Winston Churchill

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