"A gentleman rarely, if ever, needs a pistol. But if he does, he needs it very badly"
"Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."
Salty old statesman never pulled his punches. When allegedly spurned by Lady Aston with the comment " If I was married to you I would poison your coffee" Churchill responded with " If I was married to you I would drink it". Similarly when criticized for his drinking he is said to have responded " Tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly".
Where have the outspoken leaders gone? How about his " Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is also what it means to sit down and listen".
We have had a few of those, just not recently.
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
The man who has never gone to school may steal form a freight car; but the man who has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
William Jefferson Clinton:
It depends on what the meaning of the word is, is.
I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.
"Cycles is a mean toy lady" Halsy Knox
^^^I think I know how it ends. Articles: The Mysterious Death of Gen. George S. Patton
(note the date)
Yeah, to,paraphrase ol' W.C.Fields, "There's an Ethiopian or two in that fuel supply."
There are still people around who don't "pull punches", but we stopped talking to people with the cognitive capabilities of rocks. Doesn't do much good to give people what they truly deserve in a reply when they are too stooped to understand it.
Sir Winston Churchill Quotes - The Quotations Page
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
An idiot with a thesaurus is still an idiot.
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.