Churchill said much about success in life and politics, but is frequently misquoted. His genuine quotations on the subject are less often seen. Here are some of the things that he actually said, confirmed in Churchill By Himself –in chronological order, with citations:
“You must put your head into the lion’s mouth if the performance is to be a success.” –19 February 1900, South Africa, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, 1900.
“…do not be carried away by success into demanding more than is right or prudent.” —House of Commons, 3 March 1919
”Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance.…