4 okt 2018
Winston Churchill was een Britse politicus die diende als minister-president van het Verenigd Koninkrijk in 1940-1945, en opnieuw in 1951-1955. Weet jij ook nog een paar Winston Churchill citaten? laat het ons dan weten.
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt, long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
A remarkable and definite victory, the bright gleam has caught the helmets of our soldiers and warmed and cheered all our hearts.
A stubborn man can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.
Americans always do the right thing, but not until they have exhausted every possible alternative.
As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.
Don’t argue about the difficulties, the difficulties will argue for themselves.
Fear is a reaction, courage is a decision.
History is written by the victors.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
I am ready to meet my Maker, whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia, it is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
I have taken more from alcohol than alcohol has ever taken from me.
If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead, the chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.
It is not enough that we do our best, sometimes we must do what is required.
It’s not enough to have lived, we should be determined to live for something.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say,this was their finest hour.
Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne, knowing him was like drinking it.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Not to have an adequate air force in the present state of the world is to compromise the foundations of national freedom and independence.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.
Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.
Sometimes doing your best is not good enough, sometimes you must do what is required.
Success always demands a greater effort.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
The optimist sees opportunity in every danger, the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.
The way to achieve happiness is to try for perfection that is impossible to achieve, and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it.
This is not the end its only the begninning.
This is not the end, this inst even the beginning of the end, but perhaps it is the end of the beginning.
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.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years, to destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be, for without vicory there is no survival.
War is not final, failure is not fatal, it isn the will to continue that counts.
When you have got a thing where you want, it is a good thing to leave it where it is.
Yes, madam, I am drunk, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
You create your own universe as you go along.
You don’t make the poor richer by making the rich poorer.
You have enemies? good, that means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give.
You make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.
You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.