Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour."
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
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Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.
Source: Small Talk on Big Subjects, 1916
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
We get to make a living; we give to make a life.
Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt. . . . Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Source: Radio broadcast , February 1941
The price of greatness is responsibility.
There is scarcely anything more important in the government of men than the exact - I will ever say pedantic - observance of the regular forms by which the guilt or innocence of accused persons is determined.
Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Source: Tribute to the Royal Air Force, House of Commons, 20 August 1940
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
History unfolds itself by strange and unpredictable paths. We have little control over the future; and none at all over the past.
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