Winston Churchill Quotes (510 quotes)
“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.”
Speech given at Harrow School, Harrow, England, October 29, 1941.
“Some people's idea of [free speech] is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.”
Speech to the House of Commons, October 13, 1943
“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”
United Europe Meeting, Albert Hall, London (May 14, 1947)
“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
Variant: "I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." - As quoted in: Never Despair (1988) by M. Gilbert. Probably apocryphal.
Triumph and Tragedy (1986 edition), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - ISBN: 9780395410608
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”
Sir Winston Churchill: a self-portrait (1954 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWinston Churchill
Born: November 30, 1874
Died: January 24, 1965 (aged 90)
Bio: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British Conservative politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the century, he served as Prime Minister twice.
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“In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.”