Winston Churchill Quotes

I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies.

Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

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

When you’re 20 you care what everyone thinks, when you’re 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks, when you’re 60 you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place. You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

A nation that forgets its past has no future.

Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.

If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.

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

There is nothing government can give you that it hasn’t taken from you in the first place.

Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.

Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party

The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE.

A nation that fails to honor its heroes, soon will have no heroes to honor.

The chief aim of wisdom is to enable one to bear with the stupidity of the ignorant.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

I’d rather argue against a hundred idiots, than have one agree with me.

The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

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

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.


When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

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

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

If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail.