August 29, 2006

The Churchill Wit

From my favorite Little Red Book, this from page 81:

Upon receiving an honorary degree at the University of Miami, Mr. Churchill remarked:

I am surprised that in my later life I should have become so experienced in taking degrees, when as a schoolboy I was so bad at passing examinations.

In fact, one might almost say that no one ever passed so few examinations and received so many degrees.

From this, a superficial thinker might argue that the way to get the most degrees is to fail in the most examinations.

February, 1946

Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 29, 2006 08:51 AM