|Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill K.G. (1874-11-30 – 1965-01-24) was a British politician. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.|
... I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly (to some woman who complained about him being drunk).
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time.
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.
He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill: I Am reserving two tickets for you for my premiere. Come and bring a friend – if you have one.
Winston Churchill answer: Impossible to come to first night. Will come to second night, if you have one.
Nancy Astor: Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.
Churchill: If I were your husband I would take it.
Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Note: the "I only believe in statistics that I doctored myself" is not from Churchill (contrary to what many people believe); this slanderous remark (but quite funny!) was attributed to Churchill by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels to depict him as a liar.