Thoughts on Life by Winston Churchill

 

On June 6, 2017, a film was released entitled Churchill. It was a multilayered story of a relationship and a life lived well and wrapped in adventure, conflict, self-doubt and a classic example of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, for more than a century, has been a great teacher for many of us. Valor, integrity, honor, tenacity, deEiance and the resolute decision to Never give in!

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”

“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 shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire…Give us the tools and we will finish the job.”

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

“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.”

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