British statesman, orator
Winston Churchill quotes:
When one has reached the summit of power and surmounted so many obstacles, there is a danger of becoming convinced that one can do anything one likes, and that any strong personal view is necessarily acceptable to the nation and can be enforced upon one's subordinates.
Kites rise the highest against the win - not with it.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never - in nothing great and small - large and petty - Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force and apparently overwhelming might of the enemy!
A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life.Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.Eating words has never given me indigestion.
If you going through hell, keep going.
This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
I f 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.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Act as though it were impossible to fail.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent because he does not know what to say.
Death and sorrow will be the companions of our journey; hardship our garment; consistency and valor our only shield. We must be united, we must be undaunted, we must be inflexible.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of all human of all human qualities . . . because it is the quality which guarantees all others
It is no use saying "we are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
You create your own universe as you go along.
You make a living by what you earn; you make a life by what you give.
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.
Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.
In those days Mr. Baldwin was wiser than he is now, he used to take my advice.
I like things to happen; and if hey don't happen, I like to make them happen.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Things are afoot which will be remembered as long as the English language is spoken in any quarter of the globe,and in expressing the comfort I feel that the people of the United States have once again cast these great burdens upon you, I must avow my sure faith that the lights by which we steer will bring us all safely to anchor. (Telegram sent to Franklin Roosevelt November 1940, on learning of his defeat of Wendell Willkie.)
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.
Without courage all virtues lose their meaning.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
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