Quotes from Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill was once asked about his position on whisky.


Here's how he answered:

"If you mean whisky, the devil's brew, the poisonous scourge, the bloody monster that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean that evil drink that topples men and women from the pinnacles of righteous and gracious living into the  bottomless pit of degradation, shame, despair, helplessness and hopelessness, then, my friend, I am opposed to it with every fibre of my being.”


"However, if by whisky you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the elixir of life, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that  puts a song in their hearts and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean good cheer, the stimulating sip that puts a little spring in the step of an elderly gentleman on a frosty morning; if you mean that drink that enables man to magnify his joy, and to forget life's great tragedies, heartbreaks and sorrow; if you mean that drink the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of pounds each year, that provides tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitifully aged and infirm, to build the finest highways, hospitals, universities, and community colleges in this nation…then my friend, I am absolutely, unequivocally in favour of it..!!!”


"This is my position, and as always, I refuse to compromise on matters of principle!!!"


Now You know!!!



I first saw Winston Churchill in Halifax yorkshire just before the war ended, he was sitting atop a v1bomb known as the buzz bomb, he came down the street where we lived, known then as st. james's street, just off oxford terrace. which is now no longer there.

"...the United States, united as never before, have drawn the sword for freedom and cast away the scabbard."--WSC, Congress of the United States, 26 December 1941


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