In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
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. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
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.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
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 the 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.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
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.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened.
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
If you are going through hell, keep going.