“‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.’ — Winston Churchill”

— Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, in a post on X announcing the end of his presidential campaign.

There is no record of the former British prime minister, who died in 1965, saying those words, according to the International Churchill Society, which features the statement on a list of quotes that are wrongly tied to Mr. Churchill.

Another quote, “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm,” is listed alongside it.

“We can find no attribution for either one of these, and you will find that they are broadly attributed to Winston Churchill,” the organization reports. “They are found nowhere in his canon, however.”

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