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Quotes By Winston Churchill

Nationality
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DOB
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30-11-1874
DOD
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24-01-1965

The political accomplishments of Winston Churchill are well known, but here’s something about this acclaimed politician that not many are aware of. Sources close to the former Prime Minister of the UK, remembered the man for his witty responses during conversations. There are several instances from the former British premier’s life that prove this fact.

Churchill had apparently attended a social event much before the outbreak of ‘World War I’. He had apparently spent his time in the company of a gentleman from the Italian military force as well as a diplomat from Luxembourg, at this event. Intrigued by the appearance of a medal the diplomat sported, the Italian military officer asked the man from Luxembourg what it denoted.

 The diplomat responded by saying ‘It is an ancient order called the Royal Admiralty Cross’. The Italian man then turned towards the great Winston Churchill, who was the First Lord of The Admiralty back then. The military officer asked Winston, 'Why should they have an admiralty?' referring to the lack of a naval force in Luxembourg. Churchill displayed his witty side by saying 'You in Italy, after all, have a minister of finance - yet you don't have a treasury!'

There have been several other instances where Churchill had displayed his humorous side.  He was once spotted smoking at a museum by an officer, who quickly ran towards Winston and said ‘Sir you mustn’t smoke’. The witty Churchill replied ‘Don’t worry boy. I don’t inhale’. Thus, this episode went on to become a memorable one.

 

It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

- Winston Churchill

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

- Winston Churchill

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

- Winston Churchill

There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.

- Winston Churchill

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

- Winston Churchill

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

- Winston Churchill

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

- Winston Churchill

I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught.

- Winston Churchill

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.

- Winston Churchill

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.

- Winston Churchill

A joke is a very serious thing.

- Winston Churchill

If you're going through hell, keep going.

- Winston Churchill

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

- Winston Churchill

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

- Winston Churchill

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference

- Winston Churchill

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

- Winston Churchill

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

- Winston Churchill

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.

- Winston Churchill

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

- Winston Churchill

Great and good are seldom the same man.

- Winston Churchill

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.

- Winston Churchill

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.

- Winston Churchill

I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.

- Winston Churchill

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