Winston Churchill Quotes
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Speech on September 6, 1943 at Harvard University as Churchill received an honorary degree
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficult.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
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.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
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.
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!