Answer: Churchill Quotations

Here’s a good Churchill quote to start this answer, courtesy of Rad Reffer Jenna and The Book of Unusual Quotations (p. 232)

I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, "Verify your quotations."?

First quotation: "If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain."

Besides the Churchill Centre,, saying that this quote is misattributed to Churchill, we also found other references saying that it was not Churchill who said this. (McManus, Terry. "A Democratic Medium Plays Big 2000 Role …" Advertising Age 11 October 1999) As well we checked all the sources listed below. From all this information the most likely conclusion is that the quotation can't be attributed to Churchill.

Second Quotation: "No, of course not. Why should I be? They are Englishmen, after all!"

We could not attribute this quotation to Churchill. The sources checked are below.

Another time-consuming option (which we didn’t do) would be go through Winston Churchill’s complete speeches and papers, see “Additional Sources" below.

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