These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Contributed by: Zaady
The farther backwards you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
Source: 1940, Speech in the House of Commons
We will have no truce or parley with you [Hitler], or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst - and we will do our best.
Source: Speech to the London County Council, July 1941
It would be an inconvenient rule if nothing could be done until everything can be done.
If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
It may be that we shall, by a process of sublime irony, have reached a stage in this story where safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation.
Source: on the hydrogen bomb, 1955
Danger - if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.
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