I received a gift from a friend of a book entitled “The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill” compiled by Dominique Enright and several struck me as particularly noteworthy, really speaking either to my sense of humor or my beliefs, which I share with you below:
“if I valued the honourable gentleman’s opinion, I might get angry”, Churchill responded calmly when an Ulster Member shouted “contemptible” during a … debate in the House.
and a favorite of mine – “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
“Trying to maintain good relations with a Communist is like wooing a crocodile. You do not know whether to tickle it under the chin or beat it over the head. When it opens its mouth, you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up.”
“The worst quarrels only arise when both sides are equally in the right and in the wrong.”
“Criticism is easy; achievement is difficult.”
“of this I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.”