Winston Churchill

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (39)

  • Winston Churchill: The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

  • Winston Churchill: Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

  • Winston Churchill: History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.

  • Winston Churchill: We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

  • Winston Churchill: Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

  • Winston Churchill: When I get to heaven, I mean to spend a considerable portion of my first million years in painting

  • Winston Churchill: You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was meant to be wooed and won by youth.

  • Winston Churchill: We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

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Trivia (5)

  • During World War II, Winston would use the alias "Col. Walden" for safety reasons.

  • Actress Greta Garbo was among the guests at Winston's funeral in 1965.

  • Winston was often called by his nicknames: Winnie and The British Bulldog.

  • Winston's height was 5'7" (1.70 m).

  • In 1999, the U.S. Navy launched the guided-missile cruiser USS Winston S. Churchill, the first U.S. fighting ship to be named after a non-American.