Winston Churchill Quotes

I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.

It is hard enough to understand the politics of one’s own country; it is almost impossible to understand those of foreign countries.

When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.

If you mean to profit, learn to please.

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

The soul of Poland is indestructible… she will rise again like a rock, which may for a spell be submerged by a tidal wave, but which remains a rock.

When first in the dim light of early morning I saw the shores of Cuba rise and define themselves from dark-blue horizons, I felt as if I sailed with Captain Silver and first gazed on Treasure Island. Here was a place where real things were going on. Here was a scene of vital action. Here […]

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.

The maxim “nothing avails but perfection” may be spelled, “paralysis”.

I am a child of the House of Commons. I was brought up in my father’s house to believe in democracy. “Trust the people” – that was his message.