Quotes

 

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill advice  

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Life

 

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

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

   

 

 

Character & Personality

 

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Great and good are seldom the same man.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

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

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.

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

  

  

 

 

Success, Achievement

 

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

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

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

I never worry about action, but only inaction.

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

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.

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

If you're going through hell, keep going.

Never, never, never give up.

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game.

  

 

Communication

 

A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.

The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time − a tremendous whack.

 

 

 

 

Politics

 

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

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.

Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.

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

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

It is a fine game to play - the game of politics - and it is well worth waiting for a good hand before really plunging.

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

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

History is written by the victors.

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.