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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1333
AUTHOR: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874–1965)
QUOTATION: I am a child of the House of Commons. I was brought up in my father’s house to believe in democracy. “Trust the people”—that was his message.
ATTRIBUTION: Prime Minister WINSTON CHURCHILL, speech to a joint session of Congress, Washington, D.C., December 26, 1941.—Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897–1963, ed. Robert Rhodes James, vol. 6, p. 6536 (1974).