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

Moral force is, unhappily, no substitute for armed force, but it is a very great reinforcement.

When great causes are on the move in the world, stirring all men’s souls, drawing them from their firesides, casting aside comfort, wealth and the pursuit of happiness in response to impulses at once awe-striking and irresistible, we learn that we are spirits, not animals.

Only faith in a life after death in a brighter world where dear ones will meet again - only that and the measured tramp of time can give consolation.

When I look back on all these worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in this life, most of which never happened.

Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.

Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.

So long as I am acting from duty and conviction, I am indifferent to taunts and jeers. I think they will probably do me more good than harm.

Without freedom there is no foundation for our Empire; without Empire there is no safeguard for our freedom.

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.

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