Quotes by 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
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.
– Sir Winston Churchill
[Clement Attle is] a sheep in sheep's clothing.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Clement Attlee is a modest man who has a good deal to be modest about.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Death came very easily to her. She had lived such an innocent and loving life of service to others and held such a simple faith, that she had no fears at all and did not seem to mind very much.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
– Sir Winston Churchill
For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
– Sir Winston Churchill
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
– Sir Winston Churchill
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
– Sir Winston Churchill
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
– Sir Winston Churchill
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
– Sir Winston Churchill
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
– Sir Winston Churchill