60 Potent Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill the once famous British Politician have a lot of motivational and inspirational quotes. So I have made a compilation of the most potent of the bunch. You can read more about this great man here.

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60 Potent Winston Churchill Quotes



“Those who never change their minds, never change anything.”

― Winston Churchill


“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.”

― Winston Churchill


“Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an ever smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.”

― Winston Churchill


“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm”

― Winston Churchill


“Where there is great power, there is great responsibility.”

― Winston Churchill


“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

― Winston Churchill


“The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.”

― Winston Churchill


“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

― Winston Churchill


“You create your universe as you go along.”

― Winston Churchill


“Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.”

― Winston Churchill


“To improve is to change
To perfect is to change often”

― Winston Churchill


“Never, never, never give up.”

― Winston Churchill


“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it’s the courage to continue that counts.”

― Winston Churchill


“What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?”

― Winston Churchill


“It is no use saying ‘we are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”

― Winston Churchill


“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”

― Winston Churchill


“We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle, nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down.”

― Winston Churchill


“Better to dare mighty things and fail, than to live in a grey twilight where there is neither victory nor defeat.”

― Winston Churchill


“Don’t argue about the difficulties. The difficulties will argue for themselves.”

― Winston Churchill


“Use simple words everyone knows, then everyone will understand.”

― Winston Churchill


“It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.”

― Winston Churchill


“People have to be angry at someone. But as leader, one cannot simply react to everything.”

― Winston Churchill


“the price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts.”

― Winston Churchill


“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

― Winston Churchill


“The truth is heavy, therefore few care to carry it.”

― Winston Churchill


“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

― Winston Churchill


“Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.”

— Winston Churchill


“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.”

― Winston Churchill


“We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.”

― Winston Churchill


“It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.”

― Winston Churchill


“My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“The worst result of an habitual use of strong language is that when a special occasion really does arise, there is no way of marking it.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“But injustice, arrogance, displayed in the hour of triumph, will never be forgotten or forgiven.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.”

― Winston Churchill


“During the period of choice, a man must fight for his opinion with the utmost tenacity. But once the choice has been made, then the business must be carried through in loyal comradeship.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“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 honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

― Winston Churchill


“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“You cannot afford to indulge even for the shortest period of time in resting on your oars. You must continually drive the vast machine forward at its utmost speed. To lose momentum is not merely to stop, but to fall.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“Never stand when you can sit, and never sit when you can lie down.”

― Winston Churchill


“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“My children, it is permitted you in time of grave danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

― Winston Churchill


“He that will not when he may, When he will he shall have nay.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“The fighting man has a grim sense of justice, which it is dangerous to affront.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”

Winston Churchill


“It was not, however, knowledge that was lacking, but the collective will-power to turn it to account.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“More than is wise or philosophic; but I contain myself, when nothing is to be gained by giving way.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“This truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“The wicked are not always clever, nor are dictators always right.”

― Winston S. 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 the development of an unhealthy state of things. If it is heeded in time, danger may be averted; if it is suppressed, a fatal distemper may develop.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“It has been well said that wherever there are three Jews it will be found that there are two Prime Ministers and one leader of the Opposition.”

― Winston S. Churchill


“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.”

― Winston S. Churchill



Those Potent Winston Churchill Quotes goes to show the enormous wisdom and swagger about him. He was also a great leader in his time.

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