I no doubt have a lifetime of my father quoting Churchill to thank for this one, but so many of his quotes have stuck with me over the years…
It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.
If you are going through hell, keep going.
Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.