Quotes by Sir Winston Churchill


If you're going through hell, keep going.
– Sir Winston Churchill

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.
– Sir Winston Churchill
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
– Sir Winston Churchill
A joke is a very serious thing.
– Sir Winston Churchill
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
– Sir Winston Churchill
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
– Sir Winston Churchill
A politician needs 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.
– Sir Winston Churchill
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Advertising nourishes the consuming power of men. It sets up before a man the goal of a better home, better clothing, better food for himself and his family. It spurs individual exertion and greater production.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Air power can either paralyze the enemy's military action or compel him to devote to the defense of his bases and communications a share of his straitened resources far greater that what we need in the attack.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Although present on the occasion, I have no clear recollection of the events leading up to it.
– Sir Winston Churchill
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
– Sir Winston Churchill
At every crisis the Kaiser crumpled. In defeat he fled; in revolution he abdicated; in exile he remarried.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain thought it was only a greater Birmingham.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.
– Sir Winston Churchill