Winston S. Churchill Biography | Inspiration Quotations| Motivation Quotes

Winston S. Churchill
Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill Motivational Quotations:

  • “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”

  • “You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

  •  “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

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

  •  “If you are going through hell, keep going.”

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

  •  “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

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

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

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

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

    Winston S. Churchill


  • “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.”

  •  “Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.”

  •  “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 honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

  •  “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”

  •  “Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”

  •  “For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.”

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

  •  “A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.”

  •  “The price of greatness is responsibility.”

  •  “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

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

  •  “Don't interrupt me while I'm interrupting.”

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

  •  “He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."

  •  “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”

  • “If you cannot read all your books...fondle them---peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances.”

  • “We are all worms, But I do believe that I am a glow worm.”

  •  “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

  •  “Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people's idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.”

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

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

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

  •  “I pass with relief from the tossing sea of Cause and Theory to the firm ground of Result and Fact.”

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

  •  “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope”

  •  “When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.”

  •  “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body; it calls attention to the development of an unhealthy state of things. If it is heeded in time, danger may be averted; if it is suppressed, a fatal distemper may develop."

  •  “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”

  •  “You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.”

  •  “In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.”

  •   “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.”

  •  “Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself, believe.”

  •  “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”

  •  “A joke is a very serious thing.”

  •  “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end.

But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

  • “From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.”

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

  •  “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

  •  “Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.”

  •  “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”

  •  “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.”

  •  “Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.”

  •  “Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required.”

  •  “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”

  •  “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”

  •  “Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."

  •  “When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.”

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

  •  “Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”

  •  “It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.”

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

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

  •  “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

    Winston S. Churchill

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

  • "Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one."

  •  “I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend ... if you have one."

  •  “A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.”

  •  “If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.”

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

  •  “One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.”

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

  •   “There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at with no result.”

  •  “A small lie needs a bodyguard of bigger lies to protect it.”

  •  “You create your own universe as you go along.”

  •   “There is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.”

  • “The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.”

  •  “This paper, by its very length, defends itself from ever being read.”



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