Winston Churchill was a British politician, army officer and writer. He is probably most well known for being Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 2nd World War where he delivered some fantastic speeches.
He lived an extremely interesting life which saw him go from journalist, to fighting in wars in Africa, to world war 1, to his wilderness years, and then eventually moving into politics. Below is a collection of his best quotes.
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I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behaviour never lies.
You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.
When you're 20 you care what everyone thinks, when you're 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks, when you're 60 you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place. You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Do not trust any statistics you did not fake yourself.
Perfectionism spells paralysis.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
One ought never to turn ones back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
One man with conviction will overwhelm a hundred who have only opinions.
Your greatest fears are created by your imagination. Don't give in to them.
If two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary.
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
He who fails to plan is planning to fail.
Great success always comes at the risk of enormous failure.