Churchill's Most Memorable Quotes

Winston Churchill was the wittiest, and rudest, politician ever to grace the House of Commons!

Winston Churchill

He led us to victory in the Second World War, saving us from the Nazis in the process, but did you know that Winston Churchill was one of the wittiest, and rudest, politicians to ever grace the House of Commons. Today's MPs could learn a thing or two!

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

Winston Churchill here alludes that essentially the majority can err just as badly as the few, especially those that are ignorant or indifferent to major issues.

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

After Winston Churchill first came into office at the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom he gave a speech which outlined how he was going to take on the all-conquering Nazis.

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

His second speech as Prime Minister was probably his most famous - a speech of defiance and pure national pride.

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

This was taken from a speech made in November 10, 1942, long before the end of the war, but with much certainty as to who was going to end up on top.

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

Many variations on this quote exist with whom the exchange was with also hard to pin down. Both Lady Astor and Bessie Braddock have been quoted with varying degrees of certainty. Nevertheless it remains a witty reply, if not a little bit mean.