Winston Churchill, fully Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill

Winston
Churchill, fully Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
1874
1965

British Conservative Politician, Statesman, Historian, Artist, Writer, Served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature, Honorary Citizen of the United States, Commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer

Author Quotes

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

When I warned them (the French Government) that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, 'In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken.' Some chicken! Some neck!

When you get to the end of your rope tie a knot and hang on.

When I was a young subaltern in the South African War, the water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable we had to put a bit of whiskey in it. By diligent effort I learned to like it.

When 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.

When I was younger I made it a rule never to take strong drink before lunch. It is now my rule never to do so before breakfast.

When you have got a thing where you want, it is a good thing to leave it where it is.

When men are fighting for their lives they are not often disposed to be complimentary to those who are trying to kill them.

When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.

When one is in office one has no idea how damnable things can feel to the ordinary rank and file of the public.

When you took your seat I felt as if a woman had come into my bathroom and I had only the sponge to defend myself.

When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.

When you're going through hell, keep going.

When the next year the raiders returned and landed near Jarrow they were stoutly attacked while harassed by bad weather. Many were killed. Their "king" was captured and put to a cruel death, and the fugitives carried so grim a tale back to Denmark that for forty years the English coasts were unravaged.

When you're going through the hell, just keep going.

When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.

Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl - no superior alternative has yet been found.

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

Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or I could not learn.

When told that the Lord Privy had come to see him while on the toilet: Tell the Lord Privy Seal that I am sealed in the privy and can only deal with one s*** at a time.

When we consider the resources of the United States and the British Empire compared to those of Japan, when we remember those of China, which has so long and valiantly withstood invasion and when also we observe the Russian menace which hangs over Japan, it becomes still more difficult to reconcile Japanese action with prudence or even with sanity. What kind of a people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?

When I die and go to heaven, I want to spend the first million years painting ? so I can get to the bottom of the subject.

When I am abroad I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the Government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home.

We must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, and the English common law find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence.

We shall not fail or falter. We shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

Author Picture
First Name
Winston
Last Name
Churchill, fully Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
Birth Date
1874
Death Date
1965
Bio

British Conservative Politician, Statesman, Historian, Artist, Writer, Served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature, Honorary Citizen of the United States, Commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer