Blood, Sweat and Tears

Posted by ESC on September 26, 1999

In Reply to: Blood, Sweat and Tears posted by Teach on September 26, 1999

: : Where did the term bood, sweat and tear come from?

: The phrase "blood, toil tears and sweat" is from a famous Second World War speech by Winston Churchill. The phrase is often shortened to "blood, sweat, and tears," possibly because the bodily-fluids theme
: makes it more memorable.

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." First statement as Prime Minister, House of Commons (May 13, 1940). Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965). From Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.