Happy Winston Churchill day!
Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of Britain during World War II who played an integral role in the Allies winning the war against the Axis.
April 9th is celebrated at Winston Churchill day since on April 9, 1963 he was posthumously recognized as an Honorary Citizen of the United States.
According to Timeout.com, he is also known for winning a Nobel Prize in Literature, was named “The Greatest of Them All” in a BBC poll and was named one of the most influential leaders in history in an article by Times magazine. If that does make Churchill awesome enough, Queen Elizabeth II honored Churchill by providing a state funeral at St. Paul’s cathedral.
However, he is best known for his leadership in WWII and his “finest hour” speech. What else makes Churchill cool? He liked to drink and was quite witty! Timeout.com provided the quote that displays some of his humor after he was accused of being drunk. A lady claimed, “Sir, you’re drunk!” and he responded, “Yes Madam, I am. But in the morning, I will be sober and you will still be ugly.”
Brainyquotes.com has a few more additional Churchill quotes:
“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
“A joke is a very serious thing.”
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
“A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.”
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
“A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.”
“A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.”
What’s your favorite Churchill quote?