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.


If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.     

Winston Churchill

If you are going through hell, keep going.     

Winston Churchill

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.     

Winston Churchill

Beware of driving men to desperation. Even a cornered rat is dangerous.     

Winston Churchill

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally measure the results.     

Winston Churchill

Hard as it is to say now.. I look forward to a United States of Europe, in which the barriers between the nations will be greatly minimised and unrestricted travel will be possible.     

Winston Churchill

We cannot aim at anything less than the Union of Europe as a whole, and we look forward with confidence to the day when that Union will be achieved.     

Winston Churchill

The first quality that is needed is audacity.     

Winston Churchill

Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.     

Winston Churchill

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.     

Winston Churchill

Heavenly bodies are nests of invisible birds.      

Winston Churchill

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.     

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

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.     

Winston Churchill

Like other systems in decay, the Roman Empire continued to function for several generations after its vitality was sapped. For nearly a hundred years our Island was one of the scenes of conflict between a dying civilisation and lusty, famishing barbarism.     

Winston Churchill

Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.     

Winston Churchill

You ought to let the Jews have Jerusalem; it was they who made it famous.     

Winston Churchill

You ought to let the Jews have Jerusalem; it is they who made it famous.     

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

In order to become a great man, one must first be a great rascal.     

Winston Churchill

The whole of northern Norway was covered with snow to depths which none of our soldiers had ever seen, felt, or imagined. There were neither snow-shoes nor skis - still less skiers.      

Winston Churchill

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.     

Winston Churchill

Nuclear energy is incomparably greater than the molecular energy which we use today.... What is lacking is the match to set the bonfire alight.     

Winston Churchill

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.     

Winston Churchill

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of humans, are created, strengthened and maintained.     

Winston Churchill