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

The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.

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

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

Any man who says he is not afraid of death is a liar.

The glory of human nature lies in our seeming capacity to exercise conscious control of our own destiny.

Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.

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

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because, as has been said, it is the quality which guarantees all others.

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

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

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.

I 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.

The price of greatness is responsibility.

In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.

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.

It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

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

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