The quote about haggling
over the price
is more commonly attributed
to George Bernard Shaw
, with the original price
as 5000 pounds
Churchill also served as First Sea Lord during the First World War, losing the position after the disastrous attack on the Dardanelles. He was not everyone's first choice for Prime Minister, forming a government of national unity at the beginning of the war. He was unceremoniously kicked out by the electorate immediately after the end of the war, reflecting that, to a great extent, he was an ideal leader for wartime, but not quite what was necessary in peace.
Perhaps my favorite Churchill (though i do like the chicken quote) is his description of Montgomery, the Allied commander:
``Indomitable in retreat; invincible in advance; insufferable in victory.''