Winston Churchill Biography

Winston Churchill, Statesman
Born asWinston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
Occup.Statesman
FromEngland
BornNovember 30, 1874
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
DiedJanuary 24, 1965
London, England
CauseStroke
Aged90 years
Winston Churchill was born upon November 30, 1874, in Blenheim Royal Residence, Oxfordshire, England. He was the kid of Lord Randolph Churchill, a famous politician, and Jennie Jerome, an American socialite. Churchill was enlightened at Harrow School and also later on went to the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

After university, Churchill joined the British Army and also offered in various campaigns, consisting of the Anglo-Sudan War and also the 2nd Boer Battle. He also worked as a battle reporter and composed a number of publications regarding his experiences.

In 1900, Churchill was elected to Parliament, standing for the Traditionalist Party. He promptly went far for himself as a fantastic orator as well as a staunch challenger of Irish Home Guideline, gaining the nickname "the Bull Pet". However, he later on changed to the Liberal Celebration as a result of his disagreements with Traditionalist Event plans, particularly on social problems.

Churchill worked as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 to 1915 and also played a major function in preparing the Royal Navy for Globe Battle I. Nevertheless, his assistance for the dreadful Gallipoli campaign resulted in his resignation from the federal government.

During the 1920s and 1930s, Churchill ended up being significantly critical of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's plan of appeasement towards Nazi Germany. He cautioned of the risks of Hitler's hostility as well as asked for a more powerful military response. However, his cautions were mainly disregarded by the British federal government.

In 1940, Churchill came to be Prime Minister of the UK, leading his nation via its darkest hour throughout The second world war. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest war leaders of the 20th century for his inspirational speeches and also unwavering resolution to defeat the Axis powers. Churchill's management throughout the battle earned him numerous honors, consisting of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.

After the battle, Churchill's appeal decreased, and he was beat in the 1945 basic political election. However, he continued to offer in Parliament till 1964, and his speeches and writings continued to be significant till his death on January 24, 1965, at the age of 90. He received a state funeral and was buried in St. Martin's Church, Bladon, Oxfordshire. Today, Churchill is remembered as one of the best figures in contemporary British background, a sign of courage, decision, and also leadership when faced with adversity.

Our collection contains 148 quotes who is written / told by Winston, under the main topics: Humor - Politics - War - Pet.

Related authors: Charles de Gaulle (Leader), David Lloyd George (Statesman), J.B. Priestley (Writer), H.G. Wells (Author), Peter Davison (Actor), Walter Elliot (Politician), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), Neville Chamberlain (Politician), Harold MacMillan (Politician)

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148 Famous quotes by Winston Churchill

Small: I like a man who grins when he fights
"I like a man who grins when he fights"
Small: No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a stead
"No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye"
Small: A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and
"A politician needs 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"
Small: This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read
"This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read"
Small: We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival
"We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival"
Small: There is no such thing as a good tax
"There is no such thing as a good tax"
Small: From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Contine
"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent"
Small: Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential
"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential"
Small: Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human
"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things"
Small: Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path o
"Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement"
Small: A joke is a very serious thing
"A joke is a very serious thing"
Small: Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about
"Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about"
Small: I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly
"I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly"
Small: Great and good are seldom the same man
"Great and good are seldom the same man"
Small: If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons
"If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons"
Small: Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business
"Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business"
Small: Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but
"Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times"
Small: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat
"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat"
Small: There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion
"There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion"
Small: It is no use saying, We are doing our best. You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary
"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary"
Small: Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm"
Small: We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on
"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"
Small: We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a t
"We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years"
Small: We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm
"We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm"
Small: War is mainly a catalogue of blunders
"War is mainly a catalogue of blunders"
Small: War is a game that is played with a smile. If you cant smile, grin. If you cant grin, keep out of the w
"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"
Small: Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be for
"Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival"
Small: True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information
"True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information"
Small: Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed st
"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"
Small: There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are tr
"There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true"
Small: The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it
"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is"
Small: The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all
"The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all"
Small: The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradict
"The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning"
Small: The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult
"The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult"
Small: The price of greatness is responsibility
"The price of greatness is responsibility"
Small: The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself
"The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself"
Small: The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it
"The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it"
Small: The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficul
"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty"
Small: The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read
"The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read"
Small: Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft
"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft"
Small: Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they
"Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon"
Small: Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong
"Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong"
Small: Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virt
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery"
Small: Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all
"Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all"
Small: Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma
"Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"
Small: Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better
"Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better"
Small: Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next ye
"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"
Small: You have enemies? Good. That means youve stood up for something, sometime in your life
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life"
Small: You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after theyve tried everything else
"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else"
Small: Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse
"Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse"
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