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20 Inspiring Quotes from Winston Churchill

20 Inspiring Quotes from Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill was loved and hated by many. He was an iconic leader who was known for his rebellious and stubborn nature. But it was these traits that saw him achieve a great deal with his life.

Churchill has much to teach us about courage, persistence and leadership. He pushed through years and years of failure to eventually hold office for an incredible 60 years. He was known for facing problems head-on and for ‘never ever giving up.’

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Churchill is referred to as one of the most influential people in British history, so why not learn from his successes and failures?

Here are 20 of my favorite Winston Churchill quotes. Read them slowly and take away a nugget of inspiration from the man who was known for his no nonsense approach to life.

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20 Inspiring Quotes from Winston Churchill:

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
    • “Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.”
    • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.”
    • “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
    History will be kind to me for I intend to rewrite it
      • “History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”
      • “Never, never, never give up.”
      • “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
      • “You have enemies? Good. It means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
      I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.
        • “I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.”
        • “When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.”
        • “The price of greatness is responsibility.”
        • “Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.”
        I have nothing to offer but blood
          • “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil tears and sweat.”
          • “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.”
          • “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it’s also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
          • “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”

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            • “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
            • “To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.”
            • “There is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.”
            • “Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”

            I need never worry about action
              • “I never worry about action, but only inaction.”

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              (Photo credit: Churchill Statue via Shutterstock)

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              Last Updated on October 9, 2018

              27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

              27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

              Who has never gone through some ups and downs in the life? But some people can feel better in a quicker way than others because they’ve found their own remedies to heal the bad feelings.

              If you haven’t found yours, these ways will help you instantly feel better and ditch that negative self talk when you’re feeling bad about yourself:

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              1. Listen to the songs you loved when you were in high school or university, this will recall you of the old good times.
              2. Write something. Write down how you feel as a way to express your thoughts if you don’t feel like talking to anyone.
              3. Draw something. Draw anything you want because no one’s going to judge your drawing skills.
              4. Read the postcards or letters your friends or family sent you before, remind yourself there are people who always remember you.
              5. Silently think of a day or moment which you truly enjoyed and try to recapture that very first feeling. Was it the day of your graduation? The moment you traveled with your loved one?
              6. Take out your photo albums and go over your childhood photos.
              7. Cry when you feel like doing so. There’s nothing wrong with crying; cry out all your fear and stress and just face the truth after crying.
              8. Sing loudly like no one can hear you. Do you know that in Japan, people always sing karaoke to relieve stress?
              9. Cook a nice meal for yourself or for your family.
              10. Read your previous diary entries and look at your great memories.
              11. Dress up nicely to feel happier.
              12. Don’t stay in your bed! Get your laptop or a book and sit in a coffee place.
              13. Take a walk outside and feel the fresh air.
              14. Sweat yourself! Go jogging or play some sports.
              15. Pick up the musical instrument you used to play a lot and start to play it.
              16. Tidy up your desk or wardrobe, you’ll feel good that you’re being productive and actually doing something.
              17. Watch some funny videos, sure you can find a lot of them on Youtube.
              18. Eat something you like, be it a chocolate cake, or an ice-cream. Just please yourself with the flavour you like.
              19. Re-read your favorite book and write down the sentences or passages that you love.
              20. Watch a new movie, there must be a movie which you’ve always interested in but had no time to watch it.
              21. Do something nice that no one will notice, say picking up a rubbish in the street and throw it to a trash bin.
              22. Call your best friend and just talk whatever you want! Human beings are social animals after all, connecting with people close to you will make you feel better.
              23. Do voluntary work and help people in need, you’ll feel happy and satisfied.
              24. Get drunk with your close friends at home – a safe place for you to get drunk and get crazy. Let loose and have fun with your very close friends.
              25. Write an email or a note to a friend who you care about.
              26. Get out of your routine life and meet new friends. Get out of your comfort zone! Meeting new people can give you new inspirations in life.
              27. Look into the mirror and smile. Act like today’s already a wonderful day. How we act affects how we feel. It’s difficult to go on feeling sad if you’re trying to smile!

              Remember:

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              It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.  — Epictetus

              If you want to feel better, change what you’re doing because obviously what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy!

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