After seeing the film from HBO, Into the Storm, I realized my great respect for the resilience and grit of Winston Churchill during WWII.
Here are some excellent quotes to get you think:
- It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
- Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
- To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
- A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
- Lady Astor: “Winston, if I were your wife I’d put poison in your coffee.”
- Winston Churchill: “Nancy, if I were your husband I’d drink it.”
- Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.
- Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.
- If you are going through hell, keep going.
- You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
- The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.