25 Most Inspiring Quotes from Winston Churchill

“All the greatest things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honour; duty; mercy; hope.”

“Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others.”

“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.”

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

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.”

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”

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

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.”

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

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

“Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the hard may be; for without victory there is no survival. ”

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

“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.”

“Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace, and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.”

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” 160. “Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.”

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

“Politics is 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.”

“Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.”

“Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.”

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

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.”

“Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days – the greatest days our country has ever lived. ”

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