Sir Winston Churchill Love Quotes and Sayings
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer and artist. To date, he is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the first person to be recognised as an honorary citizen of the United States.
Sayings by Sir Winston Churchill
1. A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
2. A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
3. A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.
4. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. (unverifiable)
5. A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
6. All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
7. Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
8. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
9. Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
10. Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities … because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
11. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
12. Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
13. Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
14. I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
15. I never worry about action, but only inaction.
16. If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
17. If you are going through hell, keep going.
18. If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.
19. It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
20. It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
21. Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.
22. Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
23. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
24. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
25. We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
26. We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
27. You create your own Universe as you go along.
28. Never, never, never, never give up.
29. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
#30 How Stand Britain and France Since Munich?, 1 December 1938
30. The optimist was the man who did not mind what happened so long as it did not happen to him. The pessimist was the man who lived with the optimist.