Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill Quotes

Of this I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because, as has been said, 'it is the quality which guarantees all others.'

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

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.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous ... [I]n war, you can only be killed once. But in politics many times.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward ... Let us have no fear of the future.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the equator.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Headmasters have powers at their disposal with which Prime Ministers have never yet been invested.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or I could not learn.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Make your minds perfectly clear that if ever you let loose upon us again a general strike, we will loose upon you another "British Gazette."

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

[The] truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

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