I have an Italian client staying with me on a 30-hour week course for two weeks. He is a true beginner which makes a 6-hour day very challenging. So to take a break, I suggested that we have our lesson outdoors.
As he’s interested in visiting old houses and exploring the English countryside, I decided to show him Chartwell House, Winston Churchill’s home in the Kent countryside. We did some research together about Winston Churchill and off we went.
Whilst we were exploring the house, I explained to my client that apart from being an inspirational statesman, Churchill was an amazing speaker and prolific writer. He wrote many books and articles during his lifetime. Indeed, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 “for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values”.
It’s a well-known fact that Churchill loved the English Language. He left thousands of pages of his spoken and written words behind. There are many quotes by Winston Churchill that are very relevant and very much used today. I thought I’d share some of my favourite ones with you.
1. History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
3. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
4. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
6. Nancy Astor: “Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.”
Churchill: “If I were your husband I would take it.”
7. Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
9. It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required
10. Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Some of these quotes by Winston Churchill would be great used as additions to Business Presentations, especially if the aim of the presentation is to inspire colleagues or clients.
Have you ever heard of these quotes by Winston Churchill? Do you know any others? I’d love you to share them with me.
What else do you know about Winston Churchill? What other public figure do you admire and have quoted from?
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Ciao for now.