Winston Churchill

“Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second ... if there is one.” [in response to George Bernard Shaw above]

“Don’t worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.”


“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”

“I like to live in the past. I don’t think people are going to get much fun in the future.”

“I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion’s roar.”

“It is no use saying ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”

“I’m bored with it all.” [After Churchill said this, he then slipped into a coma and died nine days later.]

“A modest little person, with much to be modest about.”

“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.”

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

“Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.”