Victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
Speech in the House of Commons, after taking office as Prime Minister (13 May 1940).
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.Winston Churchill
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.Winston Churchill
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.Winston Churchill
I hate nobody except Hitler and that is professional.Winston Churchill
When I was younger I made it a rule never to take strong drink before lunch. It is now my rule never to do so before breakfast.Winston Churchill
For myself, I am an optimist. It does not seem to be much use being anything else.Winston Churchill
In the course of my life I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.Winston Churchill
No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle.Winston 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.Winston Churchill
One may dislike Hitler's system and yet admire his patriotic achievement. If our country were defeated, I hope we should find a champion as indomitable to restore our courage and lead us back to our place among the nations.Winston Churchill
Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.Winston Churchill
Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein, we never had a defeat.Winston Churchill
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.Winston Churchill
There is less there than meets the eye.Winston Churchill
Of course, when you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.Winston Churchill
‘In war-time,’ I said, ‘truth is so precious she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.’Winston Churchill
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