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Great quotes by Winston Churchill
"From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put. "
Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Winston Churchill: "I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly
Nancy Astor: “Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.”
Churchill: “If I were your husband, I’d drink it.”
“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing--after they’ve tried everything else. "
“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. "
“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. "
“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”
“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
“We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”
" 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."
Oh and while we are on the subject of wise British leaders here is a gem by one Margaret Thatcher
“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”