• Search
Share

Join & Sustain the Churchill Centre

Join the Churchill Centre today and enjoy additional benefits including a subscription to Finest Hour, "the journal of Winston Churchill," plus much more. Learn More >
The recognition of their language is precious to a small people.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice,which he badly needs.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
Patience and good temper accomplish much.
It is not in our power to anticipate our destiny.
Honours should go where death and danger go.
One ought to be just before one is generous.
Each one [of the neutral nations] hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. We are on the stage of history.
…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught….
The British Constitution is mainly British common sense.
The British people have taken for themselves this motto: 'Business carried on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe.'
Craft is common both to skill and deceit.
The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual.'
You must look at facts, because they look at you.
A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.
How few men are strong enough to stand against the prevailing currents of opinion!
God for a month of power & a good shorthand writer.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
An announcement of a prospective surplus is always a milestone in a budget….
Frightfulness is not a remedy known to the British pharmacopoeia.
A fanatic is someone who won’t change his mind, and wont change the subject
There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.
Bolshevism is a great evil, but it has arisen out of great social evils.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries.

The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.

When you get to the end of your luck, there is a comfortable feeling you have got to the bottom.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
You cannot cure cancer by a majority. What is needed is a remedy.”
Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see.
The usefulness of a naval invention ceases when it is enjoyed by everyone else.
--The British people have always been superior to the British climate.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am a prod.
The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions.
We must always be ready to make sacrifices for the great causes; only in that way shall we live to keep our souls alive.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
War is very cruel. It goes on for so long.
One can usually put one's thoughts better in ones own words.
Nationalization of industry is the doom of trade unionism.
If you destroy a free market you create a black market.
War never pays its dividends in cash on the money it costs.
Let us learn our lessons.
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Sometimes when fortune scowls most spitefully, she is preparing her most dazzling gifts.
Well it may be said, well it was said, that the prerogatives of the Crown have become privileges of the people.
Dull—duller—Dulles.
My Rt. Hon. Friend [Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood] has not been long enough in office to grow a guilty conscience.
The object of Parliament is to substitute arguments for fisticuffs.
Time and money are largely interchangeable terms.
Great and impressive are the effects of contrast.
I never take pleasure in human woe.
All wisdom is not new wisdom.
It's a long way to Tipperary, but a visit there is sometimes irresistible.
In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
I can well understand the Hon. Member speaking for practice, which he badly needs.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Mr. Speaker, let us envisage—an unpleasant and overworked word.
Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.
Life, which is so complicated and difficult in great matters, nearly always presents itself in simple terms.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
At the beginning of this War megalomania was the only form of sanity.
…I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
The Hon. Member is never lucky in the coincidence of his facts with the truth.
[I object] on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to charity.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
Is [this coalition] to be above party Government or below party Government?
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.
History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...
It is no part of my case that I am always right.
Chivalrous gallantry is not among the peculiar characteristics of excited democracy.
There is always much to be said for not attempting more than you can do…  But this principle…  has its exceptions.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty….
The First Sea Lord moves the fleet. No one else moves it.
Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.
Our task is not only to win the battle—but to win the war.
…soldiers must die, but by their death they nourish the nation which gave them birth.
Language is a great bridge.
I think of France, anxious, peace-loving, pacifist to the core, but armed to the teeth…
No technical knowledge can outweigh knowledge of the humanities.

Social

ChurchillCentre View the video and picture gallery of the moving tributes to Sir Martin Gilbert at his recent memorial. #Churchill bit.ly/1nAV3xk
Feb 09
ChurchillCentre The true meaning of Churchill's 'Iron Curtain' speech by US Ambassador Pamela Harriman #IronCurtain #Churchill bit.ly/1SvqVPP
Feb 08
169
The Most Recent Issues of Finest Hour are Available Online to Members
Members Login for Access|Non-Members Join Today for a Print and Online Subscription
×
Subscribe to the Chartwell Bulletin

Subscribe to the Chartwell Bulletin

Our free newsletter: