Inspirational Quotes from Sir Winston Churchill
Inspirational quotes from Sir Winston Churchill
Widely regarded as one of the most influential leaders in the history of the United Kingdom. Sir Winston Churchill was Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. It was his leadership during the Second World War that confirmed his place in history. His inspirational speeches and radio addresses gave hope to a nation during a time of war. Here are some of his most memorable quotes.
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
"A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality."
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty"
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honour, duty, mercy, hope"
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."
"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results."
"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
"I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place"
"Difficulties mastered are opportunities won."
"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught."
"If you're going through hell, keep going."
"No crime is so great as daring to excel."
"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."
"Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others."
"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
"I never worry about action, but only inaction."
"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary."
"I like a man who grins when he fights."
"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things"
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
"Great and good are seldom the same man."
"Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old."
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Posted: Monday 3 March 2014