Winston Churchill (1874-1965) said in 1903: “"Politics are almost as exciting as war, and—quite as dangerous. (...) Well, in war, you can only be killed once. But in politics many times.”
Churchill’s statement has been repeated frequently in politics, although political resurrections (especially if the politician has gone to jail for misdeeds in office) are relatively rare.
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can) (1874-11-30 – 1965-01-24) was a British politician & statesman, best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. He was Prime Minister of the UK from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.
Politics are almost as exciting as war, and – quite as dangerous ... [I]n war, you can only be killed once. But in politics many times.
, From a conversational exchange with Harold Begbie, as cited in Master Workers, Begbie, Methuen & Co. (1906), p. 177
September 1903, The Pall Mall Magazine, pg. 89:
VI.—MR. WINSTON CHURCHILL, M.P.
BY HAROLD BEGBIE.
“Politics are everything to you?”
“Politics,” he answered, “are almost as exciting as war, and—quite as dangerous.”
“Even with the new rifle?”
“Well, in war,” he replied, “you can only be killed once. But in politics many times.”
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Politics are almost as exciting as war and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
-- Winston Churchill
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