winston churchill quotes feature

“How little can we foresee the consequences either of wise or unwise action, of virtue or of malice! Without this measureless and perpetual uncertainty the drama of human life would be destroyed.”

“One thing is absolutely certain, namely, that victory will never be found by taking the line of least resistance.”

“Doubts [can] be swept away only by deeds.”

“Past experience carries with its advantages the drawback that things never happen the same way again.”

“When we face with a steady eye the difficulties which lie before us, we may derive new confidence from remembering those we have already overcome.”

“It is one thing to see the forward path and another to be able to take it. But it is better to have an ambitious plan than none at all.”

“To try to be safe everywhere is to be strong nowhere.”

“Any clever person can make plans for winning a war if he has no responsibility for carrying them out.”

“The best method of acquiring flexibility is to have three or four plans for all the probable contingencies, all worked out with the utmost detail.”

“Democracy is not based on violence or terrorism, but on reason, on fair play, on freedom, on respecting the rights of other people.”

Published on 14 May 2020