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10 Winston Churchill Quotes That Get You to the Corner Office

Kick your way to upper management with these quotes from the fierce British leader, who was born on November 30, 1874 but whose words remain timeless.

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There is no time for ease and comfort.

It is the time to dare and endure. —Winston Churchill

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You will never reach your destination

if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. —Winston Churchill

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Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell

in such a way that they look forward to the trip. —Winston Churchill

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A kite flies against the wind,

not with it. —Winston Churchill

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It’s no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’

You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. —Winston Churchill

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Success is stumbling from failure to failure

with no loss of enthusiasm. —Winston Churchill

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If you’re going through hell,

keep going. —Winston Churchill

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If you have an important point to make,

don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time—a tremendous whack. —Winston Churchill

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Sometimes doing your best is not good enough.

Sometimes you must do what is required. —Winston Churchill

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Be a peg,

hammered into the frozen ground, immovable. —Winston Churchill

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