Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill

To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy.

There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.

Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.

MacDonald has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts.

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.

If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

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

[He] looks at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe.

Who will relieve me of this Wuthering Height

If heaven is going to be full of people like Hardie, well, the Almighty can have them to himself.

There but for the grace of God goes God.

It might be said that Lord Rosebery outlived his future by ten years and his past by more than twenty.

[On recognizing China] But if you recognize anyone it does not mean you like them. For instance, we all recognize the right honourable gentleman the member for Ebbw Vale.

The best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with the average voter.

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.