Winston Churchill

British Prime Minister during WWII

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

Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born on November 30, 1874, Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom. He was more commonly known as Winston Churchill. He was born to an aristocratic family. Before focusing on politics, he served the British military. When he first became prime minister, during WW2, he decided to helped lead an allied force with Russia and the U.S. to beat the Axis powers. He was then re elected prime minister and this time introduced domestic reforms. He died on January 24, 1965, London, United Kingdom.

Famous Quotes

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."

"The price of greatness is responsibility."

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few…”

From the time Churchill was little he lived various experiences that led him to becoming one of the most important war leaders. First of all, his whole family was involved in politics, his father was a Duke, his mother was the American Jennie Jerome who fought for the independence of American colonies and one of his ancestors, almost 200 years earlier, was John Churchill, who was famous because he won many military campaigns in Europe for Queen Anne.

From an early age he played with soldiers as toys. He then was put in a school where he didn't do very well, instead he discovered his ability to memorise lines. After this, he went to a military college where he did very well, given the fact that he failed his exam twice before being able to enter. He graduated 8th out of 150.