Winston Churchill Quotes

I could not help reflecting that the bullet which had struck the chestnut [horse] had certainly passed within a foot of my head. So at any rate I had been ‘under fire.’ That was something.

No one ever came to griefexcept honourable griefthrough riding horses. No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle. Young men have often been ruined through owning horses, or through backing horses, but never through riding them; unless of course they break their necks, which, taken at a gallop, is a very good death to die.

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

There is nothing government can give you that it hasn’t taken from you in the first place.

Your greatest fears are created by your imagination. Don’t give in to them.

I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion’s roar.

Give me the facts, and I will twist them the way I want, to suit my argument.

It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.

What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.

It is easier to give directions than advice, and more agreeable to have the right to act, even in a limited sphere, than the privilege to talk at large.

There is no doubt that if we falter at all in the leading of the nation we should all be hurled out of office.

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth.

What are you all staring at? Have you never seen, uh, the prime minister ride the Underground before?

My eemotions are unbridled. A wildness. In the blood. I share with my father. And my mother also. We lack the gift of temperance.

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

We have taken a grave and hazardous decision to sustain the Greeks and try to make a Balkan Front.

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

Nations which go down fighting rise again, and those that surrender tamely are finished.

The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE.

Art is to beauty what honor is to honesty.

Every man should ask himself each day whether he is not too readily accepting negative solutions.

“It would be a measureless disaster if Russian barbarism overlaid the culture and independence of the ancient States of Europe.”

Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.