The Wit and Wisdom of Winston Churchill

After seeing the film from HBO, Into the Storm, I realized my great respect for the resilience and grit of Winston Churchill during WWII.
Here are some excellent quotes to get you think:
  1. It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
  2. To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
  3. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
  4. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
  5. A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
  6. Lady Astor: “Winston, if I were your wife I’d put poison in your coffee.”
  7. Winston Churchill: “Nancy, if I were your husband I’d drink it.”
  8. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
  9. An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.
  10. Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.
  11. If you are going through hell, keep going.
  12. You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
  13. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
  14. Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

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