Winston Churchill Quotations

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Listed below are twenty Winston Churchill quotations that we found amusing and insightful. After you get over the initial abruptness of these quotations, you will begin to see a deep underlying meaning.

Strength

"Today we may say aloud before an awe-struck world: 'We are still masters of our fate. We are still captain of our souls.'"

"Never give in—never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

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

"There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result."

Truth

"There are a lot of lies going around... and half of them are true."

"In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies."

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

"Truth is incontrovertible, ignorance can deride it, panic may resent it, malice may destroy it, but there it is."

Humor

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."

"Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into a even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose."

"This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read."

"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."

"We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm."

Leadership

"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results."

"When I am abroad I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the Government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home."

"The price of greatness is responsibility."

"If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce."

"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."

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