Winston Churchill Sayings and Quotes

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


Some civil servants are neither servants nor civil.     

Winston Churchill

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.     

Winston Churchill

If you're going through hell, keep going.     

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

The cultivation of a hobby and new forms of interest is a policy of first importance to a public man.     

Winston Churchill

The monarchy is so extraordinarily useful. When Britain wins a battle she shouts, God save the Queen; when she loses, she votes down the prime minister.     

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

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

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

We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.     

Winston Churchill

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.     

Winston Churchill

Have no fear of the future. Let us go forward into its mysteries, tear away the veils which hide it from our eyes, and move onwards with confidence and courage.     

Winston Churchill

They feed the crocodile in the hope that he will eat them last.     

Winston Churchill

We would rather see London laid in ruins and ashes than that it should be tamely and abjectly enslaved.     

Winston Churchill

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.     

Winston Churchill

If you're going through hell, keep going.     

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.     

Winston Churchill

You have to run risks. There are no certainties in war. There is a precipice on either side of you - a precipice of caution and a precipice of over-daring.     

Winston Churchill

Never abandon life. There is a way out of everything except death.     

Winston Churchill

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.     

Winston Churchill

Listing your personal milestones is like storing a pocketful of sunshine for a rainy day. Sometimes our best is simply not enough ... We have to do what is required.     

Winston Churchill

A baboon in a forest is a matter of legitimate speculation; a baboon in a zoo is an object of public curiosity; but a baboon in your wife's bed is a cause of the gravest concern.     

Winston Churchill

Champagne is the wine of civilization and the oil of government.     

Winston Churchill

A single glass of champagne imparts a feeling of exhilaration. The nerves are braced; the imagination is stirred, the wits become more nimble.     

Winston Churchill

Never pass up the chance to sit down or go to the bathroom.     

Winston Churchill

The Times is speechless, and takes three columns to express its speechlessness.     

Winston Churchill

The privilege of a university education is a great one; the more widely it is extended the better for any country.     

Winston Churchill

A love of tradition has never weakened a nation.     

Winston Churchill

The morning had been golden; the noontide was bronze; and the evening lead. But all were solid, and each was polished till it shone after its fashion.      

Winston Churchill