Winston Churchill Citaten, Quotes en Uitspraken

17 dec 2018

Winston Churchill citaten quotesWinston 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.



1 Reactie

  1. Van wie is deze uitspraak: Een poletieker (Churchill?) veranderde na enige tijd 100% van mening en zei toen: Je kan me niet verwijten dat ik op een jaar slimmer ben geworden.

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