Start Your Week with Churchill

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Army officer. Writer. Politician twice elected Prime Minister of Great Britain. Winston Churchill was many things and the one thing we know for sure is that he left a treasure trove of wisdom behind him. So let’s start our week with some of the best of it.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.”
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
“Don’t interrupt me while I’m interrupting.”
“Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.”
“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope”
“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”
“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.”
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

 

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