20 Winston Churchill Quotes with Hidden Humour

“War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.”

“No crime is so great as daring to excel.”

“The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.”

“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.”

“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”

“I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”

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

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

“To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.”

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

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

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

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

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

“It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.”

“We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.”

“I have never accepted what many people have kindly said, namely that I have inspired the nation. It was the nation and the race dwelling all around the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.”

“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.”

“I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.”

25 Most Inspiring Quotes from Winston Churchill

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