I like Churchill

I always liked Churchill

The horseman:

” No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle.”

The artist:

“I cannot pretend to feel impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.”

The War-time Prime Minister:

“Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilisation. Upon it depends our own British life and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us now. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age, made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.'”

The man of courage and conviction:

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The see-er of truths:

“Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.”

6 responses to “I like Churchill

  1. He was a great man who will be long remembered… I liked his speech at a school in 1941, which was simply ‘Never, never, never give up!’

  2. He was truly an amazing man and Statesman , wise beyond what he was appreciated for

  3. I like him too, so many wise words come from his mouth. Especially some of the humerous ones like nothing is as exhilerating as being shot at without result. I will have to take his word for it though.

  4. I almost feel that the Dark age he was talking about has fallen upon us now.

  5. We could definitely use a few more Churchills in this world.
    Hope you are all doing well!

  6. Thank you, many forget just what this guy did for us.

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