I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
The mood of Britain is wisely and rightly averse from every form of shallow or premature exultation. This is no time for boasts or glowing prophecies, but there is this – a year ago our position looked forlorn, and well nigh desperate, to all eyes but our own. Today we may say aloud before an awestruck world, ‘We are still masters of our fate. We still are captain of our souls.
I let the argument rip healthily between the departments. This is a very good way to finding out the truth.
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party
The best argument against democracy is a fiveminute conversation with the average voter.
Never, never, never give up.
I am not sure I should have dared to start; but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
The is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do and for making a certainty of what you try. But this principle, like others in life and war, has it exceptions.
Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself, believe.
Let us reconcile ourselves to the mysterious rhythm of our destinies, such as they must be in this world of space and time.
Never does a man portray his character more vividly than when proclaiming the character of another.
“Everybody has always underrated the Russians. They keep their own secrets alike from foe and friends.”
There are few virtues that the Poles do not possess – and there are few mistakes they have ever avoided.
Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
“I feel also that their word is their bond. I know of no Government which stands to its obligations, even in its own despite, more solidly than the Russian Soviet Government.”