Last Updated on 20 June 2024

Quotes by Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
  • Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
  • Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body: it calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
  • Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
  • History is written by the victors.
  • I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
  • I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
  • I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
  • The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
  • My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
  • Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
  • Never, never, never give up.
  • Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
  • Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it. Ignorance may deride it. Malice may distort it. But there it is.
  • You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they’ve tried everything else.