Chips, let the chips fall where they may

Origin of: Chips, let the chips fall where they may

Chips, let the chips fall where they may

The original quotation is from a speech by US Senator Roscoe Conkling in Chicago on 5 June 1880, nominating Ulysses Grant for a third term as President, “He [Grant] will hew to the line of right, let the chips fall where they may.” Because of the hewing context, the chips in question are of course wood chips and not gambling chips as often wrongly supposed.