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Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill was a 2 time prime minister of the U.K. and has been voted as both the greatest prime minister of the twentieth century but also the greatest Briton in history. His swashbuckling political career saw him to be the only serving member of the cabinet during both world wars which included his first stint as prime minister during WWII. It was Churchills unnerving bravery in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds that endeared him to the public with his inspirational speeches that not just rallied his countrymen behind him but gathered the utmost respect of all their allies. The battle of Britain was won not just in the skies but in the propaganda war of words where Churchill was a master motivator and strategist bar none. He was the sole beacon of light that shone alone in western Europe during the dark days of the early 1940's, he gave hope where there was none, he gave belief where there was doubt and he gave spirit where there was apathy. His warrior instinct made him a perfect war time prime minister and his contribution to the freedoms enjoyed by all in the latter half of the twentieth century have immortalised him forever in the eyes of the world. After his death in 1965 he was the last non-royal to be granted a state funeral as his body laid in state in Westminster Hall until the funeral service was held at St Pauls cathedral. There are 100's of bios about Churchill so I decided to pay a different tribute to the great man by writing a poem about the true statesman that Winston Churchill undoubtedly was. In a century of great world statesmen Churchill eclipsed them all for his leadership, sheer guts and inspirational qualities, so as what is befitting for a leader of his stature this is my compilation of sixteen of the best Winston Churchill quotes.
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
  • Born: 30th November 1874, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
  • Died: 24th January 1965, Kensington, London, England
  • Alma mater: Sandhurst Royal Military College
  • Occupation: Soldier, correspondent and Prime Minister
  • Famous for: His dogged determination and fiery war time speeches that inspired a nation
  • Awards: It is often over shadowed by his illustrious political career but in 1953 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Trivia: While operating as a war correspondent during the Boer war at the turn of the 19th/20th century he was captured and held as as prisoner of war. He successfully conjured up a cunning escape plan which was successful and added early kudos to his already rising public esteem

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it"

Winston Churchill

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter"

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

"The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire"

Winston Churchill

"Meet success like a gentleman; disaster like a man"

Winston Churchill

"Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision"

Winston Churchill

"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else"

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen"

Winston Churchill

"If you're going through hell, keep going"

Winston Churchill

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty"

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

"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"

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat"

Winston Churchill





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