Saturday, April 15, 2006

Winston Churchill said

on words:
Eating words has never given me indigestion.

I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks.

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.

Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

with poinancy to wwii:
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

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

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

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

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.

golly he said a lot of famous things-
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

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

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

and witty:
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

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

I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.

I am easily satisfied with the very best.

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.

If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you!
-Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you!

Mr. Gladstone read Homer for fun, which I thought served him right.

The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.

I should have liked to have known him.


CP said...

my favorite... I am easily satisfied with the very best.

I think I shall post that in my classroom!

Anonymous said...

I love to read Churchill. He writes some of the finest prose in the English language. Stellar. Try History of the English Speaking People or His autobiography as a young man.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could use words so beautifully and wittily! (and with proper spelling;)) My favorite surprise was the gloworm. Thanks for sharing, Kate!