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

This is no time to speak of the hopes of the future, or the broader world which lies beyond our struggles and our victory. We have to win that world for our children. We have to win it by our sacrifices. We have not won it yet. The crisis is upon us? In this strange, terrible world war there is a place for everyone, man and woman, old and young, hale and halt; service in a thousand forms is open. There is no room now for the dilettante, the weakling, for the shirker, or the sluggard. The mine, the factory, the dockyard, the salt sea waves, the fields to till, the home, the hospital, the chair of the scientist, the pulpit of the preacher - from the highest to the humblest tasks, all are of equal honor; all have their part to play.

This is no war of chieftains or of princes, of dynasties or national ambition; it is a war of peoples and of causes. There are vast numbers, not only in this Island but in every land, who will render faithful service in this war, but whose names will never be known, whose deeds will never be recorded. This is a War of the Unknown Warriors

This is not the end. This isn?t even the beginning of the end, but perhaps it is the end of the beginning.

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.

This is the kind of tedious [sometimes pedantic] nonsense up with which I will not put!

This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.

This revelation of the secrets of nature, long mercifully withheld from man, should arouse the most solemn reflections in the mind and conscience of every human being capable of comprehension. We must indeed pray that these awful agencies will be made to conduce to peace among the nations, and that instead of wreaking measureless havoc upon the entire globe, may become a perennial fountain of world prosperity.

This Treasury paper, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.

They have done what they like. Their difficulty is to like what they have done. 1936 letter on policies adopted by the French

This war proceeds along its terrible path by the slaughter of infantry... I say to myself every day. What is going on while we sit here, while we go away to dinner or home to bed? Nearly, 1000 - Englishmen, Britishers, and the other is America...Everything else is swept away.

They said it was only a ground shark; but I was not wholly reassured. It is as bad to be eaten by a ground shark as by any other.

This wicked man Hitler, the repository and embodiment of many forms of soul-destroying hatred. this monstrous product of former wrongs and shame.

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.

Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.

Things do not get better by being left alone. Unless they are adjusted, they explode with a shattering detonation,

Those who are able to win a war can rarely achieve peace convenient, and those who can make a good peace have never won a war.

This is just the sort of nonsense up with which I will not put.

Those who are prone, by temperament and character, to seek sharp and clear-cut solutions of difficult and obscure problems, who are ready to fight whenever some challenge comes from a foreign power, have not always been right. On the other hand, those whose inclination is to bow their heads, to seek patiently and faithfully for peaceful compromise, are not always wrong. On the contrary, in the majority of instances they may be right, not only morally, but from a practical standpoint. How many wars have been averted by patience and persisting good will! Religion and virtue alike lend their sanctions to meekness and humility, not only between men but between nations. How many wars have been precipitated by firebrands! How many misunderstandings which led to wars could have been removed by temporizing! How often have countries fought cruel wars and then after a few years found themselves not only friends but allies!

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.

There was a man who sold a hyena skin while the beast still lived and who was killed in hunting it.

There was unanimous, automatic, unquestioned agreement around our table.

There's nothing wrong with change... if it's in the right direction.

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