Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Churchill Speaks

"We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival"

"Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival."

"Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong."

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

"I never worry about action, but only inaction."

"It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required."

"We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job."

"The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it."

"The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is."

"One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!"

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last."

"This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure."

"No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism."

"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

"If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law."

"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."

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherrent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy."

"These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived."

"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because it is the quality that guarantees all others."


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