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The price of greatness is responsibility.
– Winston Churchill
If you are going through hell, keep going.
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
– Winston Churchill
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.
Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.
One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.
I never worry about action, but only inaction.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can.
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.
We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.