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Quotes by Winston Churchill - (88 quotes)

Winston Churchill - From the Activity category:

It is no use doing what you like; you have got to like what you do. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Activity category:

Watch your actions, they become your habits. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Advice category:

In those days he was wiser than he is now – he used frequently to take my advice. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Aging category:

Good gracious! What there is to admire and how little time there is to see it in! For the first time one begins to envy Methuselah. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Ambition category:

We must not be too ambitious. We cannot aspire to masterpieces. We may content ourselves with a joy ride in a paint box. And, for this, Audacity is the only ticket. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Amusement category:

One may imagine that a man who blew the trumpet for his living would be glad to play the violin for his amusement. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Architecture category:

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Attitude category:

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Boredom category:

Armed with a paint-box, one cannot be bored, one cannot be left at a loose end, one cannot 'have several days on one's hands.' (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Change category:

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Character category:

Watch your character for your character is your destiny. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Colour category:

-on trying to paint a pale blue sky...
I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Colour category:

At one side of the palette there is white, at the other black; and neither is ever used neat. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Complexity category:

Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Construction category:

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Courage category:

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Courage category:

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Criticism category:

I do not at all resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it for a time parts company with reality. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Criticism category:

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Criticism category:

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Curiosity category:

I have always had a curious nature; I enjoy learning, but I dislike being taught. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Destiny category:

Which brings me to my conclusion upon Free Will and Predestination, namely – let the reader mark it – that they are identical. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Destiny category:

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

Winston Churchill - From the Difficulty category:

-on trying to paint a pale blue sky...
My hand seemed arrested by a silent veto. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Drunkenness category:

To Ibn Saud when he heard that the king's religion forbade smoking and alcohol: 'I must point out that my rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after, and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.' (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Drunkenness category:

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Editing category:

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of ever being read. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Education category:

I began my education at a very early age – in fact, right after I left college. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Failure category:

Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It's the courage to continue that counts. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Finishing category:

When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Friendship category:

-in response to George Bernard Shaw's comment (below)...
Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Fun category:

Just to paint is great fun. The colours are lovely to look at and delicious to squeeze out. Matching them, however crudely, with what you see is fascinating and absolutely absorbing. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Future category:

The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Future category:

If we set up a quarrel between past and present, we will find that we have lost the future. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Growth category:

Every garden presents innumerable fascinating problems. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Habit category:

Watch your habits, they determine your character. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Happiness category:

Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Happiness category:

Leave to the masters of art trained by a lifetime of devotion the wonderful process of picture-building and picture creation. Go out into the sunlight and be happy with what you see. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Humanity category:

Human beings are of three classes: those who are toiled to death, those who are worried to death, and those who are bored to death. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Humility category:

A modest little person, with much to be modest about. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Importance category:

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Innovation category:

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Interest category:

The cultivation of a hobby and new forms of interest is a policy of first importance to a public man. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Journey category:

Painting is a companion with whom one may walk a great part of life's journey. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Journey category:

The painter wanders and loiters contentedly from place to place, always on the lookout for some brilliant butterfly of a picture which can be caught and carried safely home. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Joy category:

I do not presume to explain how to paint, but only how to get enjoyment. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Leadership category:

Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Life category:

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Limitations category:

The vistas of possibility are only limited by the shortness of life. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Loneliness category:

Light and colour, peace and hope, will keep painters company to the end of the day. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Memory category:

There is no better exercise than to study and devour a picture, and then, without looking at it again, to attempt the next day to reproduce it. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Observation category:

A heightened sense of the observation of nature is one of the chief delights that have come to me through trying to paint. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Obsession category:

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Opportunity category:

The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Optimism category:

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Painting category:

Painting a picture is like trying to fight a battle. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Perfection category:

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Persistence category:

If you're going through hell, keep going. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Persistence category:

Never, never, never, never give up. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Pets category:

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Planning category:

In battles two things are usually required of the Commander-in-Chief: to make a good plan for his army and, secondly, to keep a strong reserve. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Pleasure category:

Those whose work and pleasures are one are fortune's favorite children. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Politics category:

A man younger than 30 who's not a liberal has no heart and a man older than 30 who's not a conservative has no brain. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Potential category:

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Problems category:

Painting is the same kind of problem as unfolding a long, sustained interlocked argument... It is a proposition commanded by a single unity of conception. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Quality category:

The first quality that is needed is audacity. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Quotations category:

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Quotations category:

The quotations when engraved upon the memory give good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Responsibility category:

The price of greatness is responsibility. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Satisfaction category:

I am easily satisfied with the very best. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Silence category:

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. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Sleep category:

We were not made by Nature to work, or even to play, from eight o'clock in the morning till midnight. We ought to break our days and our marches into two. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Solitude category:

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Strategy category:

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Struggle category:

The pictorial battlefield becomes a sea of mud mercifully veiled by the fog of war. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Success category:

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Suffering category:

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Thought category:

A man can wear out a particular part of his mind by continually using and tiring it, just in the same way he can wear out the elbows of his coat. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Thought category:

Watch your thoughts, they become your words. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Time category:

When I die and go to heaven, I want to spend the first million years painting – so I can get to the bottom of the subject. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Truth category:

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most times he will pick himself up and carry on... (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Words category:

Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Words category:

Watch your words, they become your actions. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Work category:

Human beings are of two classes: those whose work is work and whose pleasure is pleasure; and those whose work and pleasure are one. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Work category:

It may be that those whose work is their pleasure are those who most need the means of banishing it at intervals from their minds. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Worry category:

Don't worry about avoiding temptation... As you grow older, it will avoid you. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Writing category:

Men will forgive a man anything except bad prose. (Winston Churchill)

Winston Churchill - From the Writing category:

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. (Winston Churchill)



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Last modified: September 1, 2014