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 we reflect upon the brutal vices of these salt-water bandits, pirates as shameful as any whom the sea has borne, or recoil from their villainous destruction and cruel deeds, we must also remember the discipline, the fortitude, the comradeship and martial virtues which made them at this period beyond all challenge the most formidable and daring race in the world.

When I make a statement of facts within my knowledge I expect it to be accepted.

When York?s son, hitherto Earl of March, learned that his father?s cause had devolved upon him he did not shrink. He fell upon the Earl of Wiltshire and the Welsh Lancastrians, and on February 2, 1461, at the Battle of Mortimer?s Cross, near Hereford, he beat and broke

When I warned [the French] 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 are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.

When I warned [the French] 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.

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 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.

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.

We must beware of needless innovations, especially when guided by logic.

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

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