I’m a huge admirer of Winston Churchill, and if everything goes to plan, on this very day, I’ll be journeying from London to his home at Chartwell in Kent. To mark this occasion (and lifelong dream for me), I thought it’d be appropriate to share my favorite Churchill quotes and one liners.
“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”
“Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.”
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
“Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.”
“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
“I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”
“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”
“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”
“Never, never, never give up.”
“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.”
“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.”
Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!