Most Quoted Leader: Winston Churchill


Winston Churchill -The inspirational war leader.

Sir Winston Churchill was a British political leader known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the World War II. He was the one that gave hope to a hopeless nation during the darkest days of World War II, and instrumental in turning the tides of battle against the Axis Forces in Europe. He is considered one of the greatest statesmen of the 20th Century, and a strong case can be made that he was the one indispensable statesman of his age.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders and served as Prime Minister twice (1940–45 and 1951–55). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. To date, he is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and he was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.

During his youth, Churchill had speech impediment which he took several years to overcome. However in his later years, he became a great public speaker, inspiring hope in millions through his speeches and rallying many more during his political campaigns.During the darkest hours of the war; it was the famous words of Churchill that gave Britain hope that it would actually win the war.

Now remember that Churchill had no hard facts or basis to make his statement. It was his mere faith that inspired a whole nation to fight back. And his speech that made his whole nation believe again, that they could actually win the war despite having most of the European countries already fall to the Axis forces.

Like all of us, Churchill was more than the sum of his occupations: soldier, writer, politican and statesman. That said, many of the Churchill leadership traits were grown and developed whilst working in these fields. It is also true to say many of his leadership traits are products if his complex personality: intuitive, romantic, emotional, brave, inventive, hard working, hedonistic, nationalistic, unselfconcious, risk taking, determined, witty, sociable and social reforming family man with a strong sense of his own destiny.

WINSTON CHURCHILL QUOTES

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

Winston Churchill


"There is no such thing as a good tax."

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"Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot,
others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling
the wagon."

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"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."

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"We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is
like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

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"The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems
of defeat, but they are no less difficult."

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"A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject."

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"Bessie Braddock: ‘Sir, you are drunk.’
Churchill: ‘Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.’"

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"Nancy Astor: ‘Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.’
Churchill: ‘If I were your husband I would take it.’"

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"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a
chance to get its pants on."

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"Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of
us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened."

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"If you are going to go through hell, keep going."

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"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."

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"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something,
sometime in your life."

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"If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law."

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"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after
they’ve tried everything else."

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"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."

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"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."

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"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for
the ordeal of meeting me is another matter."

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"The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance
may deride it, but in the end; there it is."

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"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist
sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

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"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."

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"A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject."

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"A joke is a very serious thing."

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"A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails,
and then asks you not to kill him."

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"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in
a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."

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"Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement."

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

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"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

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"Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain thought it
was only a greater Birmingham."

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"Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat."

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"Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key
to unlocking our potential."

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"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also
what it takes to sit down and listen."

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"Difficulties mastered are opportunities won."

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"Great and good are seldom the same man."

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"He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."

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"History is written by the victors."

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"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look
at the results."

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"I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much
better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place."

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"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught."

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"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."

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"I am easily satisfied with the very best."

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"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals."

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"I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt
for people who get drunk."

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

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"I never worry about action, but only inaction."

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"If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find
that we have lost the future."

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"If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle
or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack."

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"In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently
take my advice."

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"In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times."

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"It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the
chain of destiny can be handled at a time."

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"It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further
than you can see."

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"It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to
succeed in doing what is necessary."

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"Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning."

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"No crime is so great as daring to excel."

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"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end.
But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

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"Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to
be responsible and wrong."

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"Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then
will you learn the game."

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"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see."

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"There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion."

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"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."

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"Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does
not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent."

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"We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out."

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"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."

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"War is mainly a catalogue of blunders."

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"When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite."

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"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."

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"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy."

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"Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong."

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"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

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"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation
with the average voter."

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

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"Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others."

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"The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that,
when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just,
they are no longer strong."

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"If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable
reference to the devil in the House of Commons."

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"Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace
and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war."

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"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the
quality that guarantees all the others."

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