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Winston Churchill

United Kingdom 30 November 1874, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire 24 January 1965, London


Winston Churchill was an inspirational statesman, writer, orator and leader who led Britain to victory in the Second World War. He served as Conservative Prime Minister twice - from 1940 to 1945 (before being defeated in the 1945 general election by the Labour leader Clement Attlee) and from 1951 to 1955.

Winston Churchill is one of the best-known, and some say one of the greatest, statesmen of the 20th century. Though he was born into a life of privilege, he dedicated himself to public service. His legacy is a complicated one–he was an idealist and a pragmatist; an orator and a soldier; an advocate of progressive social reforms and an unapologetic elitist; a defender of democracy as well as of Britain’s fading empire–but for many people in Great Britain and elsewhere, Winston Churchill is simply a hero.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

All great things are simple and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

The price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.