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
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.Winston 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.Winston Churchill
The Times is speechless, and takes three columns to express its speechlessness.Winston Churchill
Although always prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it should be postponed.Winston Churchill
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.Winston Churchill
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.Winston Churchill
Meeting Roosevelt was like uncorking your first bottle of champagne.Winston Churchill
I think 'No Comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.Winston Churchill
Broadly speaking, short words are best, and the old words, when short, are best of all.Winston Churchill
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.Winston Churchill
We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm.Winston Churchill
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