Sunday, March 9, 2008

Inspirational Winston Churchill Quotations


Above is a water colour by Winston Churchill

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

A politician needs 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.
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.

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.

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
Eating words has never given me indigestion.

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
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 am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
If you are going through hell, keep going.
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice.
India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.
Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations... The quotations, when engraved upon the memory, give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
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