Winston Churchill Quotes
Birth PlaceBlenheim Palace
Death PlaceHyde Park Gate
FatherLord Randolph Churchill
MotherLady Randolph Churchill
SpouseClementine Churchill (1908–1965)
EducationRoyal Military Academy Sandhurst (1894), Harrow School, St. George's School Ascot
The political accomplishments of Winston Churchill are well known, but here’s something about this acclaimed politician that not many are aware of. Sources close to the former Prime Minister of the UK, remembered the man for his witty responses during conversations. There are several instances from the former British premier’s life that prove this fact.
Churchill had apparently attended a social event much before the outbreak of ‘World War I’. He had apparently spent his time in the company of a gentleman from the Italian military force as well as a diplomat from Luxembourg, at this event. Intrigued by the appearance of a medal the diplomat sported, the Italian military officer asked the man from Luxembourg what it denoted.
The diplomat responded by saying ‘It is an ancient order called the Royal Admiralty Cross’. The Italian man then turned towards the great Winston Churchill, who was the First Lord of The Admiralty back then. The military officer asked Winston, 'Why should they have an admiralty?' referring to the lack of a naval force in Luxembourg. Churchill displayed his witty side by saying 'You in Italy, after all, have a minister of finance - yet you don't have a treasury!'
There have been several other instances where Churchill had displayed his humorous side. He was once spotted smoking at a museum by an officer, who quickly ran towards Winston and said ‘Sir you mustn’t smoke’. The witty Churchill replied ‘Don’t worry boy. I don’t inhale’. Thus, this episode went on to become a memorable one.