Best Famous Winston Churchill Quotes Never Give Up [2022]

Winston Churchill Quotes
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Winston Churchill is famous for his quotes; these words have served him very well in life. While he may not have had access to the same type of educational resources that are available today, this iconic figure was able to inspire millions with his speeches.

Here we present a collection of some of our favorite Winston Churchill quotes organized into 3 different categories – Personal Development, Success and Career/Vocational Growth, and Motivation/Persistence. This list makes a wonderful starting point for anyone looking to.

Sir Winston Churchill Quotes Funny

Sir Winston Churchill Quotes Funny

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

“Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace, and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.”

“Let us, therefore, brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say: “This was their finest hour.”

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”

“If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.”

“The English know how to make the best of things. Their so-called muddling through simply skills at dealing with the inevitable.”

“I have never accepted what many people have kindly said, namely that I have inspired the nation. It was the nation and the race dwelling all around the globe that had the lionheart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.”

“Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.”

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

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

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.”

“We must beware of needless innovations, especially when guided by logic.”

“I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government: ‘I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.’” –Winston Churchill, Never Give In! Winston Churchill’s Greatest Speeches

“I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial… I thought I knew a good deal about it all, and I was sure I should not fail.” –Winston Churchill, The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” —Winston Churchill

“This is the lesson: 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 honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

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

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” —Winston Churchill

“I have been in full harmony all my life with the tides which have flowed on both sides of the Atlantic against privilege and monopoly, and I have steered confidently towards the Gettysburg ideal of government of the people, by the people, for the people.” –Winston Churchill, Never Give In! Winston Churchill’s Greatest Speeches

“There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do and for making a certainty of what you try. But this principle, like others in life and war, has it exceptions.” —Winston Churchill

“You ask, what is our policy? I can 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 catalog of human crime.” –Winston Churchill, Never Give In! Winston Churchill’s Greatest Speeches

“I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.” – Winston Churchill

“The nation… had the lionheart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.” –Winston Churchill, Never Give In! Winston Churchill’s Greatest Speeches

“One always measures friendships by how they show up in bad weather.” —Winston Churchill

“To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to change often.” —Winston Churchill

“I’m prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” —Winston Churchill

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

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

“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.”

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” —Winston Churchill

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

“We have not journeyed across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy.” –Winston Churchill, Never Give In! Winston Churchill’s Greatest Speeches

“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.” —Winston Churchill

“One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!”

“Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.”

Sir Winston Churchill Famous Quotes

Sir Winston Churchill Famous Quotes

“Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the hard may be; for without victory there is no survival.”

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

“Curse ruthless time! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it!”

“The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.”

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

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

“It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”

“We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.”

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” —Winston Churchill

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” —Winston Churchill

“I never worry about action, but only inaction.” – Winston Churchill

“The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.”

“You must put your head into the lion’s mouth if the performance is to be a success.” —Winston Churchill

“Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.”

“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy then an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then it becomes a tyrant and, in the last stage, just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it’s also what it takes to sit down and listen.” —Winston Churchill

“Politics is 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.” —Winston Churchill

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” —Winston Churchill

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”

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

“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. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.”

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

“The English never draw a line without blurring it.”

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.”

“War is mainly a catalog of blunders.”

“In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.”

“In the course of my life I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.”

“Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others.”

“In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.”

“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.”

“There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.”

“No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.”

“If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.”

“It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.”

“We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.”

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

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

“Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”

“Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.”

Winston Churchill Quotes Success

Winston Churchill Quotes Success

“There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

“To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.”

“This is the lesson: 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 honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

“There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right and not to fear to do or say what you believe to be right.”

“No crime is so great as daring to excel.”

“I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.”

“We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.”

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

“Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.”

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

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

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

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

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

“Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterward to explain why it didn’t happen.”

“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.”

“A year ago our position looked forlorn and well nigh desperate, to all eyes but our own. Today we may say aloud before an awe-struck world, ‘We are still masters of our fate. We still are the captain of our souls.’”

“You ask what is our policy. I will say, it is to wage war with all our might, with all the strength that God can give us, to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalog of human crime.”

“Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.”

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

“If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.”

“I may be drunk, miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.”

Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes

Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it has been said, it is the quality which guarantees all others.”

“In finance, everything that is agreeable is unsound and everything that is sound is disagreeable.”

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

“I was brought up in my father’s house to believe in democracy. ‘Trust the people.’ That was his

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

“The first duty of the university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not technicalities. We want a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we do not want a world of engineers.”

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

“Today is Trinity Sunday. Centuries ago words were written to be a call and a spur to the faithful servants of Truth and Justice: ‘Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be.’”

“Every man should ask himself each day whether he is not too readily accepting negative solutions.”

“Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.”

“This is no war of chieftains or of princes, of dynasties or national ambition; it is a war of peoples and of causes… This is a War of the Unknown Warriors, but let all strive without failing in faith or in duty, and the dark curse of Hitler will be lifted from our age.”

“War of the Unknown Warriors”

“All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.”

“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.”

“If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.’”

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

“Broadly speaking short words are best and the old words when short, are best of all.”

Fun Facts About Churchill

Fun Facts About Churchill

  1. Winston Churchill was struck by a car while leaving a taxi in New York City, 1931. Because he was familiar with English roads, he had looked left instead of right for cars.
  2. Churchill carried 60 bottles of booze when he went to the Boer War. He preferred Johnny Walker Red Label.
  3. While he was in his twenties, Winston Churchill proposed to three women, but he remained friends with them.
  4. The first documented use of “OMG” was in a Churchill letter over 100 years ago.
  5. Churchill, a well-known Cuban smoker, had a Cuban cigar named. It measured approximately 7 inches in length and 19mm in width and was produced first by Romeo y Julieta.
  6. At 65, Churchill was elected Prime Minister of a National Government on May 10, 1940. This was also the day Hitler invaded France, the Low Countries, and other European countries.
  7. Churchill was a rebellious and independent child from a young age.
  8. Winston Churchill was on a cruise ship during World War II. He had a lifeboat with a machine gun mounted so that he could “resist capture.”
  9. Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953. He wrote more than Charles Dickens or William Shakespeare combined.
  10. Churchill personally participated in the creation of the tank. The British army first used the tank in battle in September 1916.
  11. In 2002, the BBC voted him ” Greatest Briton” for his leadership qualities and achievements in the twentieth century.

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