As a writer, an historian, an officer in the British army, an artist, a consummate statesman, and a man who understood the pleasures of a fine cigar and a handsome suit, Winston Churchill was one of the world’s last true renaissance men. High on the list of his many notable talents was his gift for moving and eloquent oratory. His mastery of words gave him equal skill in rousing a nation to action and putting a brainless cad in his place.
Churchill once said:
“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.”
Of course, he himself became one of the most quotable men in history. So much so, that it was an impossible task to narrow down his incredible quotes to just one post. So we’ve broken this edition of our motivational poster series into two parts. Part II will be posted in the future.
For now, enjoy this first installment. Whether you’re educated or not, reading his quotes will light a fire under your bum and put a few more hairs on your chest.
Check out all the motivational posters from AoM:
Theodore Roosevelt Edition
George S. Patton Edition
Ernest Hemingway Edition
Winston Churchill Edition (Part I)
Winston Churchill Edition (Part II)
Black History Month Edition
Bear Bryant Edition
Founding Fathers Edition
Band of Brothers Edition
Business Posters from the 1920s and 1930s
Last updated: November 9, 2015