Sir. Winston Churchill
Sir. Winston Churchill
was appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.
He said of his appointment to the job,_________________________________________
“I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial.
His father Lord Randolph Churchill was a brilliant political failure. Early in life, Winston determined to succeed where his father had failed. His motives were twofold.
His father had despised him. Writing in August 1893 to Winston’s grandmother, the dowager Duchess of Marlborough, he said the boy lacked “cleverness, knowledge and any capacity for settled work. He has a great talent for show-off, exaggeration and make-believe.”
His fathers disapproval surely stung, but Churchill reacted by venerating his father’s memory. Winston fought to restore his father’s honor in Parliament. Thirty years after hid father, Lord Randolph’s death, Winston wrote, “All my dreams of comradeship were ended. There remained for me only to pursue his aims and vindicate his memory.”
Here is my collection of my favorite Winston Churchill Quotes.
“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle” Winston Churchill during World War II.
“I am easily satisfied with the very best.”
“Never give up, never give up, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give up except to convictions of honor and good sense”
“There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”
“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out”
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
“It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic.”
“What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?”
“There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.”
“The choice was clearly open: crush them with vain and unstinted force, or try to give them what they want. These were the only alternatives and most people were unprepared for either.”
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.”
“So they go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.” On the stance of many politicians.
“The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.”
This one is my personal favorite….
“We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire, Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.”
Ken Maddox of OneAngryMan.com
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