Winston Churchill Quotes

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

It has not fallen to your lot to command great armies. You had to create them, organise them and inspire them.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

History is written by the victors.

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.

Is the only lesson of history to be that mankind is unteachable?

Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second… if there is one.

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

We get to make a living; we give to make a life.

Have not Mamet and Monet, Cézanne and Matisse, rendered to painting something of the same service which Keats and Shelley gave to poetry after the solemn and ceremonious literary perfections of the eighteenth century? They have brought back to the pictorial art a new draught of joie de vivre; and the beauty of their work is instinct with gaiety, and floats in sparkling air. I do not expect these masters would particularly appreciate my defence, but I must avow an increasing attraction to their work.

There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.

Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting.

There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

The arts are essen­tial to any com­plete national life. The State owes it to itself to sus­tain and encour­age them…. Ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the rev­er­ence and delight which are their due.

When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.

Don’t give your son money. As far as you can afford it, give him horses.

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened

I do not resent criticism, even when for the sake of emphasis; it parts for the time with reality.

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.

If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail.

It is not alone that property, in all its forms, is struck at, but that liberty, in all its forms, is challenged by the fundamental conceptions of socialism.

[After the war,] what will lie between the white snows of Russia and the white cliffs of Dover?”

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.