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Published on April 14th, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie

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Winston Churchill Quotes: Britain’s War Prime Minister

Winston Churchill Quotes

Here is Yellow Magpie’s selection of choice Winston Churchill quotes.

‘If you’re going through hell, keep going.’

‘I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.’

‘The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.’

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

‘Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.’

Winston Churchill Quotes 1904

‘We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, 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.’

‘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.’

‘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.’

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

‘Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.’

Recommended Reading

For more Winston Churchill quotes visit John Petrie’s collection.

You might wish to check out Yellow Magpie’s Neville Chamberlain Quotes: The Appeaser, Margaret Thatcher Quotes: The Iron Lady’s Philosophy and Tony Blair Quotes: The Man Who Took Labour To The Right for more quotes by British leaders.


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