Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 183) – Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) British Prime Minister, Historian, Author and Orator

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

— Sir Winston Churchill


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3 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 183) – Winston Churchill


  2. JJ Wong says:

    That’s a lot of wisdom in these words. Just like the sentence “More is less, less is more”. It takes a lot of wisdom to have self control, and not just act recklessly. Learn to moving forward, and know when to stop.

    • John Zimmer says:

      Indeed, JJ. Churchill and other great speakers have this wonderful ability to capture a complex idea in a few words. And those few words are much more memorable and, therefore, have much more impact. And as for knowing when to stop talking and sit down … well, I only wish that more people knew how to do it!

      Thanks for the comment.


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