Sir Winston L. S. Churchill, unquote

George Bernard Shaw once sent two tickets to the opening night of one of his plays to Winston Churchill with the following note:
	Bring a friend, if you have one.

Churchill wrote back, returning the two tickets and excused himself as he had a previous engagement.  He also attached the following:
	Please send me two tickets for the next night, if there is one.

A fanatic is a person who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
		- Winston Churchill

Never give in.  Never give in.  Never. Never. Never.
		-- Winston Churchill

Churchill's Commentary on Man:
	Man will occasionally stumble over the truth,
	but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

Lady Astor was giving a costume ball and Winston Churchill asked her what disguise she would recommend for him.  She replied,
Why don't you come sober, Mr. Prime Minister?

The water was not fit to drink.  To make it palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.
		-- Winston Churchill

Woman on Street:	Sir, you are drunk; very, very drunk.
Winston Churchill:	Madame, you are ugly; very, very ugly.
			I shall be sober in the morning.

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.
		-- Winston Churchill

The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.
		-- Winston Churchill, 1942

I am an optimist.  It does not seem too much use being anything else.
		-- Winston Churchill

I am ready to meet my Maker.  Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
		-- Winston Churchill

Kites rise highest against the wind -- not with it.
		-- Winston Churchill

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
		-- Winston Churchill

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
		-- Sir Winston Churchill, 1952

An efficient and a successful administration manifests itself equally in small as in great matters.  
		-- W. Churchill

Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
		-- Winston Churchill

Don't talk to me about naval tradition.  It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
	-- Winston Churchill

I have always noticed that whenever a radical takes to Imperialism, he catches it in a very acute form.
		-- Winston Churchill, 1903

If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
		-- Winston Churchill

In defeat, unbeatable; in victory, unbearable.
		-- W. Churchill, on General Montgomery

In those days he was wiser than he is now -- he used to frequently take my advice.
		-- Winston Churchill

Indomitable in retreat; invincible in advance; insufferable in victory.
		-- Winston Churchill, on General Montgomery

MacDonald has the gift on compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts.
		-- Winston Churchill

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
		-- Winston Churchill

Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.  In war, you can only be killed once.
		-- Winston Churchill

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year.
And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
		-- Winston Churchill

[Sir Stafford Cripps] has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
		-- Winston Churchill

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
		-- Churchill

There are a lot of lies going around.... and half of them are true.
		-- Winston Churchill

There but for the grace of God, goes God.
		-- Winston Churchill, speaking of Sir Stafford Cripps.

We are all worms.  But I do believe I am a glowworm.
		-- Winston Churchill

When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.
		-- Winston Churchill, on formal declarations of war

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
		-- Winston Churchill

Churchill's remark after Chamberlain returned from signing the Munich pact with
Hitler: "You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor
and you will have war."

The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen
in the image of Englishmen.
                -- Winston Churchill, 1942

		(From Thomas L. Friedman in the March 18, 2004 New York Times.)
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