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The Best Winston Churchill Quotes

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A list of the best Winston Churchill quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Winston Churchill quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Winston Churchill quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Winston Churchill should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Winston Churchill quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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

    Winston Churchill
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    Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen

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    The price of greatness is responsibility.

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    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, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in Gods good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.

    Winston Churchill
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    If you're going through hell, keep going.

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    All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.

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    Never, never, never, never give up.

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    The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

    Winston Churchill
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    Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

    Winston Churchill
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    He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

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

    Winston Churchill
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    The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

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    If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.

    Winston Churchill
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    The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

    Winston Churchill
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    Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

    Winston Churchill
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    My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

    Winston Churchill
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    Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never -- in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

    Winston Churchill
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    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile -- hoping it will eat him last.

    Winston Churchill
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    Any 20 year-old who isn't a liberal doesn't have a heart, and any 40 year-old who isn't a conservative doesn't have a brain.

    Winston Churchill
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    There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.

    Winston Churchill
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    Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

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    Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.

    Winston Churchill
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    If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you!

    Winston Churchill
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    This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.

    Winston Churchill
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    The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

    Winston Churchill
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