67 Winston Churchill Quotes (Being Resiliant)

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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill Quotes

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill (Success Quotes)
Never give in. 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.
Never give in. 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. Winston Churchill (Also listed on our Famous Motivational Quotes Page)
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. Winston Churchill
What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. I expect that the battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilisation. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their Finest Hour.’Winston Churchill Quotes
What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. I expect that the battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilisation. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their Finest Hour.’ Winston Churchill
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.
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. Winston Churchill
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.Winston Churchill Quotes
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. Winston Churchill
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. Winston Churchill
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.Winston Churchill Quotes
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. Winston Churchill
Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. 
Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.  Winston Churchill
You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks at you.Winston Churchill Quotes
You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks at you. Winston Churchill Quotes
The gratitude of every home in our island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the world war by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The gratitude of every home in our island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the world war by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.  Winston Churchill paying tribute to the Royal Air Force August 1940
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. Winston Churchill (also appears on our Optimism Quotes Page)
You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs - Victory in spite of all terrors - Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival. Winston Churchill Quotes
You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs – Victory in spite of all terrors – Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.  Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill on Courage and Determination

. . . we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, 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!

. . . we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, 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!  Winston Churchill
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.Winston Churchill Quotes
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. Winston Churchill
Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.Winston Churchill Quotes 
Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.  Winston Churchill
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others. 
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.  Winston Churchill Quotes
If you're going through hell, keep going.
If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill Inspirational Quotes

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.Winston Churchill Quotes 

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.  Winston Churchill
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The price of greatness is responsibility.  Winston Churchill
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.Winston Churchill Quotes
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill
If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.
If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.  Winston Churchill
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill Quotes
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.Winston Churchill Quotes
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
One always measures friendships by how they show up in bad weather.
One always measures friendships by how they show up in bad weather.  Winston Churchill
I never worry about action, but only inaction.
I never worry about action, but only inaction. Winston Churchill (see our quotes about worry section)
If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack.
If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack. Winston Churchill
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.  To destroy can the thoughtless act of a single day. Winston Churchill Quotes
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.  To destroy can the thoughtless act of a single day.  Winston Churchill
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. Winston Churchill
Let our advance worrying advance thinking and planning. 
Let our advance worrying advance thinking and planning.  Winston Churchill

More Quotes from Sir Winston Churchill

My tastes are simple.  I am easily satisfied with the best.

My tastes are simple.  I am easily satisfied with the best. Winston Churchill
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.Winston Churchill Quotes
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.  Winston Churchill
Now this is not the end.  It is not even the beginning of the end.  But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
Now this is not the end.  It is not even the beginning of the end.  But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.  Winston Churchill
I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.  Winston Churchill
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. Winston Churchill Quotes
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.Winston Churchill Quotes 
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Winston Churchill
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. Winston Churchill
I have never developed indigestion from eating my words. 
I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.  Winston Churchill
The only way someone can remain consistent amid changing circumstances is to change with them while preserving the same dominating purpose.
The only way someone can remain consistent amid changing circumstances is to change with them while preserving the same dominating purpose. Winston Churchill

Biography

Churchill is best remembered for leading Britain through World War Two. He is famous for his inspiring speeches, and for never ever giving in. Churchill’s refusal to surrender to Nazi Germany inspired the country. Many people consider him the most famous British prime minister and regard him as a hero.
Although Brits regard him as a hero, Churchill was not a perfect leader and did have his fair share of takes and stances that were not regarded by all.

Winston Churchill was born on 30 November 1874, in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, and lived until his death in London on 24 January 1965.

 He became a Member of Parliament in 1900.

He was British prime minister from 1940-1945 and also between 1951 and 1955.

 Sir Winston  Churchill was awarded  The Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 “for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.”

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Churchill: Walking with Destiny  by Andrew Roberts

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