Via Wikiquote, Churchill, November 17, 1906, Institute of Journalists Dinner, London:

For my own part I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities which he excites among his opponents. I have always set myself not merely to relish but to deserve thoroughly their censure.

Arrogant, yes, but perhaps an appropriate response to some of the venom poured out on Twitter.


  1. Thing is though Steve you seem like quite a nice bloke. Where did you go wrong ?

  2. I recently published a book called What Churchill Would Do and have been tracking google alerts about Churchill.

    Lots of quotes come up but mostly the usual stuff, it was nice to see your rarely used quote from Winston’s eraly years