The World According to Winston

Having compiled quotes from US Presidents and British Prime Ministers, I’m finishing my little series with a homage to who I consider, the greatest of them all.

Winston Churchill was an incredible man. He pushed amazing reforms through. He truly fought for the underdog and I believe he carried the Brits through WW2 with the sheer faith people had that he couldn’t fail. Finding quotes from him wasn’t difficult at all. Whittling them down however, was torture.

Winston Churchill Quotes

Never, never, never give up.

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

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

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

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.

I am easily satisfied with the very best.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen

To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

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

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.

The price of greatness is responsibility.

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

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

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.

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

Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.

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

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required. It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

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.

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.

16 thoughts on “The World According to Winston

  1. And he said one of my favorite quotes “You have enemies? Good.. It means you stood up for something” This speaks a lot to me in tough times and in the rather masculine business I’m in where women sometimes are seem as this and that and should be acting in a certain way… which I never have or will. I wish he was my friend 😉

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  2. A fantastic, thought-provoking post! “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body” – I think this is true, because we need criticism and debate to root out things that could/should be altered and drive forward innovation and positive change.
    I want to be a glow-worm too!
    Caz x

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