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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill 50 year anniversary of his death.

A selection of his most memorable quotes.

"A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on."

"Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing happened."

"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter."

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."

"Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains."

"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after they've tried everything else."

"We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out."

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."

The precise wording of the quotation varies, but when told that he was drunk by an elderly woman, Churchill is supposed to have replied: "I am drunk today, madam, but tomorrow I shall be sober, but you will still be ugly."


While being served a cold chicken lunch in America, Churchill asked the hostess: "May I have some breast?"

"Mr Churchill," she replied, "In this country we ask for white meat or dark meat."

The next day Churchill had an orchid delivered to her, along with the message: "I would be obliged if you would pin this on your white meat."


When told that the Lord Privy had come to see him while on the toilet: "Tell the Lord Privy Seal that I am sealed in the privy and can only deal with one s*** at a time." ·

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