Apr 102014

Winston Churchill was a British Prime Minister who served from 1940 – 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He led Great Britain for most of World War Two and because of his refusal to give into Nazi Germany he is regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century. During his lifetime he came out with many amazing quotes and below are twenty-eight of his most inspiring quotes:

1. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.”

2. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

3. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

4. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in ever difficulty.”

5. “You have enemies? Good. It means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

6. “Never, never, never give up.”

7. “History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”

8. “The price of greatness is responsibility”

9. “Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.”

10. “When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.”

11. “I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.”

12. “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.”

13. “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”

14. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it’s also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

15. “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

16. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”

17. “There is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.”

18. “I never worry about action, but only inaction.”

19. “To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.”

20. “Difficulties mastered are opportunities to win.”

21. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

22. “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”

23. “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”

24. “Every day you make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”

25. “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for what which could have been their finest hour.”


26. “It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.”

27. “The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.”

28. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.”

Which quote by Churchill do you like the most?

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