April 9th is Winston Churchill Day, an annual celebration of the great Brit and his becoming a US citizen. The man who led us to victory in World War II, his unshakeable resolve and stiff upper lip has come to represent a great deal about what it is to be British.
An immense public speaker, he was as well-known for his sharp wit as his profound intelligence and became famed for his quotes. To show our love, in no particular order, here are our favorite words of wisdom from the great man.
8. Nancy Astor: “Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.” Churchill: “If I were your husband I would take it.”
7. A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
6. Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.
4. You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.