Sir Winston Churchill Quotes (215 quotations)

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1. "No comment" is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. - Sir Winston Churchill

2. .... You ask, What is our policy? I will say; "It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy." You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory - victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival. - Sir Winston Churchill

3. [He] looks at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe. - Sir Winston Churchill

4. [On recognizing China] But if you recognize anyone it does not mean you like them. For instance, we all recognize the right honourable gentleman the member for Ebbw Vale. - Sir Winston Churchill

5. A dog will look up on you; a cat will look down on you; however, a pig will see you eye to eye and know it has found an equal. - Sir Winston Churchill

6. A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. - Sir Winston Churchill

7. A joke is a very serious thing. - Sir Winston Churchill

8. A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. - Sir Winston Churchill

9. A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril. - Sir Winston Churchill

10. A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward. - Sir Winston Churchill

11. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Sir Winston Churchill

12. 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

13. 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

14. Advertising mourishes 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

15. All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. - Sir Winston Churchill

16. Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. - Sir Winston Churchill

17. Although present on the occasion, I have no clear recollection of the events leading up to it. - Sir Winston Churchill

18. An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last. - Sir Winston Churchill

19. Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains. - Sir Winston Churchill

20. Are you insinuating that I am a purveyor of terminological inexactitudes? - Sir Winston Churchill

21. At every crisis the Kaiser crumpled. In defeat he fled; in revolution he abdicated; in exile he remarried. - Sir Winston Churchill

22. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. - Sir Winston Churchill

23. Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain thought it was only a greater Birmingham. - Sir Winston Churchill

24. Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat. - Sir Winston Churchill

25. Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. - Sir Winston Churchill

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