Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory over Nazi Germany during World War II. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, and a writer. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work. 

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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!

There is no limit to the ingenuity of man if it is properly and vigorously applied under conditions of peace and justice.

It is a remarkable comment on our affairs that the former prime minister of a great sovereign state should thus be received as an honorary citizen of another.

I remember when I was a child being taken to the celebrated Barnum's circus which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities but the exhibit . . . which I most desired to see was the one described as 'The Boneless Wonder'.

Our inheritance of well founded slowly conceived codes of honor morals and manners the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of freedom and justice are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries can bestow.

Some men change their party for the sake of their principles, others their principles for the sake of their party.

Don't argue about difficulties. The difficulties will argue for themselves.

Too often the strong silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.

We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years.

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails and then asks you not to kill him.

Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is -- the strong horse that pulls the whole cart.

They are decided only to be undecided resolved to be irresolute adamant for drift solid for fluidity all-powerful to be impotent.

It may be that we shall by a process of sublime irony have reached a stage in this story where safety will be the sturdy child of terror and survival the twin brother of annihilation.

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

The power of man has grown in every sphere except over himself.

Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

If we can stand up to Hitler all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad sunlit uplands.

Without courage all virtues lose their meaning.

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.

Old expressions are the best and short ones even better

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