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The Wit And Wisdom Of Winston Churchill

August 6, 2007

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was known for his quick wittiness and spirited replies to those who were against him or dare to mock him.

As the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War 2, he was known for his strong stand-up to the invaders. As a politician and strategist, he was revered. And as an orator, he sparkled and shone. Churchill was oft quoted, never equaled.

Here are some of his words, peppered with his usual dose of direct satire, cynicism and humor, yet lend some profound lessons:

* “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”

* “We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.”

* “History will bear me out, particularly as I shall write that history myself.”

* “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

* “Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others.”

* “Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.”

* “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

* “My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after, and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.”

* “Any man under thirty who is not a liberal has no heart, and any man over thirty who is not a conservative has no brains.”

* “I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”