Last Monday’s Devotional ended with a quote from Winston Churchill. It is one of his most quoted quotes: “Never, never, never give up!” As I was looking for the quote I found so many of Churchill’s other quotes that are equally amazing! I never realized how many of the famous saying or quotes you hear orignally come from him.
My husband Todd read a book called THE WICKED WIT OF WINSTON CHURCHILL. This book made it onto Oprah’s Booklist! Author Dominique Enright tells about Churchill’s great love for his wife and her struggles with depression. Churchill loved his wife deeply and spent much of his energy to help her break free from the bondage in her mind. It’s no wonder that so many of his quotes were inspiring and challenging people to not give up hope. This Monday my devotional was about staying confident in hard times. I told how Churchill spoke this with visual confidence in Vitory to the people of England with his hand sign. I would even venture to guess that Winston’s use of the “V” hand sign was to signigy Victory over their nation’s enemy and Victory over the enemy of depression.
Even his quotes show his optomistic trait:
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Below are some more quotes by Winston Churchill that I’m sure you’ll love. Some inspiring and some hilarious!
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
If you are going to go through hell, keep going.
Nancy Astor: “Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.”
Churchill: “If I were your husband I would take it.”
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.
Enright, Dominique. THE WICKED WIT OF WINSTON CHURCHILL. London, England: Michael O’Mara Books Limited, 2001