The Best Churchill Quotes: Politics, War and Democracy

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Exit Philosophy ! Small politic excursus with some quotes dragged from Winston Churchill speeches and jokes ! If speech and politics do mix in general (most of politics are not funny), Churchill carried the joke to a climax. If one should classify politicians by their shrewdness, Churchill would probably lead the ranking

Churchill and quotes on War:

– “I have nothing to offer but blood, sorrow, tears and sweat”

– “You had to choose between war and dishonor, you chose dishonor, you will have war”

Churchill and quotes on politics:

– “Democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been experienced in history”

– “Politics is more dangerous than the war … In war, you can be killed only once. In politics, many times”

Churchill, courage and action:

– “One should never turn your back on a threat to try to flee. If you do, you multiply by two. But if the battle quickly and you steal, you reduce by half”

– “Act as if it were impossible to fail”

– “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm”

Churchill and optimism:

– “A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”

Churchill, capitalism and communism:

– “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal distribution of wealth. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries”

Churchill on himself:

– “The secret of my vitality? I have blood as red blood cells: Alcohol has long since killed all my white blood cells …”

– “I pulled over things of alcohol than alcohol has not removed me”


Cite this article as: Tim, "The Best Churchill Quotes: Politics, War and Democracy, May 2, 2012, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, May 2, 2012,

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