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

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.

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

When asked what are the desirable qualifications for any young person who wishes to become a politician, Churchill replied: It 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.

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.

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