Lady Randolph Churchill Quotes

Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.

You seem to have no real purpose in life and won’t realize at the age of twenty-two that for a man life means work, and hard work if you mean to succeed.

I shall never get used to not being the most beautiful woman in the room. It was an intoxication to sweep in and know every man had turned his head. It kept me in form.

Life is not always not always what one wants it to be., but to make the best of it as it is the only way of being happy.

What is love without passion? – A garden without flowers, a hat without feathers, tobogganing without snow.

There is no such thing as a moral dress. It’s people who are moral or immoral.

Italians love sun, sin, and spaghetti.

We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.

Life means work, and hard work, if you mean to succeed.

You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady.

The vicissitudes of life resemble one of those gilded balls seen in a fountain. Thrown up by the force of the water, it flies up and down – now at the top, catching the rays of the sun, now cast into the depths, then again shooting up, sometimes so high that it escapes altogether, and falls to the ground.

Alma: I rather suspect her of being in love with him. Martin: Her own husband? Monstrous! What a selfish woman!

It is so tempting to try the most difficult thing possible.

He [Winston Churchill] has a future and I have a past, so we should be all right.