Winston Churchill on life and (in)humanity

What we can learn from England’s larger-than-life Prime Minister

Fifteen Famous Observations of a man who lived in a time when men wore hats

15) The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

14) From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put.

13) An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.

12) It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

11) There is no such thing as a good tax.

10) Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”

9) Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

8) The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

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

6) Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.

5) We shall never surrender.

4) Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.

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

2) If you are going to go through hell, keep going.

… And the #1 all-time greatest Winston Churchill quote is a reply to a lady who did not much like him:

1) Nancy Astor: “Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.”
Churchill: “If I were your husband I would take it.”

Source: Public domain

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