25 Priceless Winston Churchill Quotes

Sir Winston Churchill was a British statesman and Prime Minister for the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again in 1951 to 1955. With many leadership and military qualities that lead to immense support and opposition during his time, Churchill is regarded as one of the most influential people in British history. Here is a look at some of the most notable Sir Winston Churchill quotes ever recorded.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

“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 hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.”

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

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

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

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

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

“The price of greatness is responsibility.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“What is adequacy? Adequacy is no standard at all.”

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

Here is a mini biography on Winston Churchill and how he led the defense against Adolf Hitler during the Battle of Britain. Known for his years of military service and blame for the Gallipoli landings during the First World War, Churchill eventually went on to become the Prime Minister of Britain.