Winston Churchill Quotes

War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can.

If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There […]

Let us learn our lessons. Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on that strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master […]

The only guide to man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations; but with this shield, […]

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.

If a man is coming across the sea to kill you, you do everything in your power to make sure he dies before finishing his journey. This may be difficult, it may be painful, but at least it is simple.

I think “No comment” is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. I got it from Sumner Welles.

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.

Anyone can rat, but it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to re-rat.

“Winston,” she scolded, “I approve of neither your politics nor your mustache.” – “Madam,” replied Winston, “you are not likely to come in contact with either.”