Assumed Power 71 Years Ago, Still Inspiring Today

 

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We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

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

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put.

Nancy Astor: “Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.”
Churchill: “If I were your husband I would take it.”

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

If you are going to go through hell, keep going.

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

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

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

“Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.”

“When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.”

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour!”

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