Winston S. Churchill Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old winston s. churchill quotes, winston s. churchill sayings, and winston s. churchill proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.     

Winston S. Churchill

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.     

Winston S. Churchill

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.     

Winston S. Churchill

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.     

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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.     

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

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We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.     

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

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A lady came up to me one day and said ‘Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied ‘I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly.     

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A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.     

Winston S. Churchill

It's no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.     

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A modest little person, with much to be modest about.     

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The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.     

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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.     

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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.     

Winston S. Churchill

A preposition is a terrible thing to end a sentence with.     

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We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.     

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A kite flies against the wind, not with it.     

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It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.     

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

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Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.     

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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.     

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My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.     

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A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.     

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Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.     

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The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.     

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