Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on 30 November 1874 in Blenheim Palace of Oxfordshire. His father Tori was politician, Lord Randolph Churchill. Churchill attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, which was before starting an army career. They saw action in India’s north-west borders and Sudan. While working as a journalist during the Boer War, he was caught before the escape and made a prisoner of war.
He became a member of Parliament in 1900, and when Neville Chamberlain resigned in 1940 during World War II, Churchill took his place as Prime Minister of England. It was thought that his leadership was the reason for Hitler’s defeat. Churchill lost the 1945 election, but retained his position as Prime Minister in 1951.
In January 1965, Churchill died at the age of 90. During the war, his speeches gave strength and courage to the population of Great Britain in the event of adversity, and with his cendor and intelligence, he did a lot of favor among the British people.
Check out his following famous quotes on life , politics and success.
There is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
If you are going through hell, keep going.
Continuous effort! not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking your potential.
Sometimes our best is simply not enough. We have to do what is required.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.
Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.
He who dares, wins.
Don’t interrupt me while I’m interrupting.
Never, never, never give up.
A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.
Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.
You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.
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.
There is no such thing as a good tax.
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.
When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.
Always remember, that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
We are all worms, But I do believe that I am a glow worm.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can.
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.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
Churchill: “Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?”
Socialite: “My goodness, Mr. Churchill… Well, I suppose… we would have to discuss
terms, of course… ”
Churchill: “Would you sleep with me for five pounds?”
Socialite: “Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!”
Churchill:”Madam, we’ve already established that.
Now we are haggling about the price.
If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.
I do not see any other way of realizing our hopes about World Organization in five or six days. Even the Almighty took seven.
Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.
Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried.
Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.