Top 10 Greatest Winston Churchill Quotes

Sir Winston Churchill was an English statesman and author, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Well-known as an orator, strategist, and politician, Churchill was one of the most important leaders in modern British and world history.  He left us with a treasure trove of humorous and insightful quotes.

#10

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

#9

Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.

#8

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

#7

Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”

#6

Nancy Astor: “Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.”
Churchill: “If I were your husband I would take it.”

#5

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.

#4

Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.

#3

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.

#2

“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.”

#1

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

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