Quotations and Literature Forum

It is currently Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:41 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: quote
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 7:45 am 
Offline
New member
New member

Joined: Fri May 07, 2010 7:40 am
Posts: 1
Location: school
who said =if your not a democrat when you are young you have no heart and if you are not a republican when your older you have know brain?[quote][/quote]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 5:32 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2002 5:35 am
Posts: 1607
This quotation is frequently but mistakenly attributed to Churchill. It is anyway unlikely that Churchill would subscribe to this philosophy: He was a swashbuckling soldier at 20, and a Conservative member of Parliament at 25. A couple of years later he switched to the Liberal Party (which was not liberal in the modern sense), and later went back to the Conservatives.
The phrase originated with Francois Guisot (1787-1874): "Not to be a republican at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head." It was revived by French Premier Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929): "Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot], josephgpy and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group