1874-1965, British Statesman, Prime Minister
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Winston Churchill – [Fanatics and Fanaticism]
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.
Winston Churchill – [Mistakes]
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Winston Churchill – [Simplicity]
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
Winston Churchill – [Nuclear Age]
Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.
Winston Churchill – [Animals]
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile — hoping it will eat him last.
Winston Churchill – [Compromise]
Any 20 year-old who isn't a liberal doesn't have a heart, and any 40 year-old who isn't a conservative doesn't have a brain.
Winston Churchill – [Politicians and Politics]
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Danger — if you meet it promptly and without flinching — you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
Winston Churchill – [Danger]
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount.
Winston Churchill – [Dictators and Dictatorship]
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
Winston Churchill – [Difficulties]
Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.
Winston Churchill – [Service]
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
Winston Churchill – [Army and Navy]
Eating words has never given me indigestion.
Winston Churchill – [Words]
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
Winston Churchill – [History and Historians]
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
Winston Churchill – [Grammar]
Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.
Winston Churchill – [Golf]
Great and good are seldom the same man.
Winston Churchill – [Greatness]