Since Jun 9, 2008
A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.
Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.
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.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.
We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
So they [the Government] 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.
Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt... 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.
For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Never give in—never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy............... Speech, 1941, Harrow School