Well, Shakespeare might be impossible to beat but putting the Bard aside for the time being, let’s take a look at a few of the contenders.
The other day I entered Will Rogers and then Oscar Wilde into the competition. Love them. Today… Winston Churchill.
The biggest argument against democracy is a five minute discussion with the average voter.
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put.
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.
He was as sharp as they come, bold and razor-like with his tongue. The way he absolutely flamed those who tried to have a go at him was legendary, as well.
Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if I were your wife, I’d poison your tea.
Winston Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I’d drink it.
Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
Woman: My goodness, Mr. Churchill… Well, I suppose… we would have to discuss terms, of course…
Churchill: Would you sleep with me for five pounds?
Woman: Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!
Churchill: Madam, we’ve already established that. Now we are haggling about the price.
Referring to Sir Stafford Cripps: He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
And sensing his own mortality, he added a few gems in his golden years.
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
I am prepared to meet my maker; whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Plus, is there any one who better summed up our nation?
The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative.
Here’s to Sir Winston Churchill.