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75+ Inspirational Winston Churchill Quotes About Strength

Winston Churchill Quotes are powerful. He was known to be the greatest Briton of all time, according to a 2002 poll for BBC. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on November 30th, 1874, in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England. Churchill was never a big fan of school in his younger years. However, after he was enrolled in Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, that changed for the better. He graduated at the top of his class. He left his family quite proud and went off to begin his career as a member of the 4th Hussars.

In 1900, Churchill decided he wanted his career to be more centered around his love of writing. He left the Hussars and entered Parliament. Once 1908 came, he was promoted to the Board of Trade position, giving him a seat in the cabinet. During that same year, he married the love of his life, Clementine Hozier. Churchill was never a person that backs down easy. He fought against the trials and tribulations of his career. He eventually became the British Prime Minister in 1940 during the fanatical frenzy of the second world war. Despite World War II being in full swing, Former Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had decided to step down. This left an opening for Churchill to take his place and unite the nation as fearless warriors to rise against Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Churchill continued to have his ups and downs while in power, losing the reelection in 1945 but winning again in 1951. Later on, in 1953, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature as he was a brilliant author and orator. Only a short 12 years later, in 1965, the famous British statesman, Sir Winston Churchill, passed away.

Winston Churchill’s speeches and numerous books are famous in Britain for Churchill made such a large impact on his country and the world. Find a Churchill quote to love in the list of famous Winston Churchill quotes below. All of these quotes stem back to a famous quote from a popular speech or one of his 43 written works.

Winston Churchill Quotes
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Encouraging Winston Churchill quotes to remind you when you’re going through hell, keep going

“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 

“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

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

“Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.” — Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill Quotes

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

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil tears, and sweat.” — Winston Churchill

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” — Winston Churchill

“To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.” — Winston Churchill

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

“We shall not flag or fail; we shall go on to the end.” — Winston Churchill

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill

“Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others.” — Winston Churchill

“You never can tell whether bad luck may not, after all, turn out to be good luck.” — Winston Churchill

“There is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.” — Winston Churchill

“But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.” — 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

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” — Winston Churchill

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

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

Winston Churchill quotes on life and character that can make a big difference

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” — Winston Churchill

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

“The true guide of life is to do what is right.” — Winston Churchill

“Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning.” — 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

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” — 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

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

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

“What is the use of living? Is it not to strive for noble causes? And to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?” — Winston Churchill

“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.” — Winston Churchill

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

“Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.” — Winston Churchill

“If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.” — Winston Churchill

“One always measures friendships by how they show up in bad weather.” — Winston Churchill

“Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” — Winston Churchill

“Nourish your hopes, but do not overlook realities.” — Winston Churchill

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” — Winston Churchill

“You must look at facts because they look at you.” — Winston Churchill

“Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.” — Winston Churchill

“Every man should ask himself each day whether he is not too readily accepting negative solutions.” — 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

“Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.” — Winston Churchill

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

“Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.” — Winston Churchill

“We shape our dwellings, and afterward, our dwellings shape us.” — Winston Churchill

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

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

“Great and good are seldom the same man.” — Winston Churchill

“Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.” — Winston Churchill

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” — Winston Churchill

“I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.” — Winston Churchill

“We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.” — Winston Churchill

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” — Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill quotes to inspire confidence

“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 

“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 

“You have enemies? Good. It means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” — Winston Churchill

“There is only one duty, only one safe course. That is to try to be right and not to fear to do or say what you believe to be right.” — Winston Churchill 

“My tastes are simple – I am easily satisfied with the best.” — Winston Churchill

“I have in my life concentrated more on self-expression than self-denial.” — Winston Churchill

“I like things to happen, and if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.” — Winston Churchill

“What is adequacy? Adequacy is no standard at all.” — 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

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

“To improve is to change. To be perfect is to often change.” — Winston Churchill

“No crime is so great as daring to excel.” — Winston Churchill

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” – Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill quotes on war and politics

“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

“The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.” — Winston Churchill

“War is mainly a catalog of blunders.” — Winston Churchill

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

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

“Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.” — Winston Churchill

“Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.” — 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

“We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.” — Winston Churchill

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

“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

“One ought to be just before one is generous.” — Winston Churchill

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

“Far from being moribund, {redacted} is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step. And were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science.” — 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

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