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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on acceptance, inspiration, nations, and people

I have never accepted what many people have kindly said - namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: an address to Parliament, 1954

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on facts, history, justice, nations, wishes, and world

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on nations

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The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on heart, hope, luck, nations, war, and world

On the outcome of World War II: It was the nation and the race dwelling all 'round the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the lion's roar. I also hope that I sometimes suggested to the lion the right place to use his claws.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on civilization, curiosity, history, honor, mind, nations, peace, war, and world

History's villains are more easily recognized in retrospect. In an article published in 1935 and reprinted in 1937, Winston Churchill expressed a curious ambivalence towards the German chancellor prior to the outbreak of war: We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilization will irretrievably succumb, or whether he will go down in history as the man who restored honour and peace of mind to the great Germanic nation. . . .

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Great Contemporaries, 1937

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A Quote by William Tyler Page on adoption, america, belief, constitution, country, democracy, duty, enemies, equality, fortune, freedom, government, humanity, justice, laws, life, love, nations, people, principles, respect, sacrifice, and support

The American's Creed adopted by the House of Representatives, April 3, 1918 I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom; equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend if against all enemies.

William Tyler Page (1868 - 1942)

Source: The American's Creed was a result of a nationwide contest for writing a National Creed

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on death, difficulty, faith, life, and nations

'Tis not the dying for a faith that's so hard, Master Harry-every man of every nation has done that-'tis the living up to it that is difficult.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Esmond

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A Quote by William Strunk, Jr. on cruelty, manners, men, nations, philosophy, punishment, and style

In his Philosophy of Style, Herbert Spencer gives two sentences to illustrate how the vague and general can be turned into the vivid and particular: In proportion as the manners, customs, and amusements of a nation are cruel and barbarous, the regulations of its penal code will be severe. In proportion as men delight in battles, bullfights, and combats of gladiators, will they punish by hanging, burning, and the rack.

William Strunk (1869 - 1946)

Source: Strunk & White in The Elements of Style, 1918, Third Revision, 1979, p. 23.

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on freedom, irony, money, and nations

If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Source: Strictly Personal, 1941, ch. 31

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on character, culture, justice, life, nations, and time

Culture is not just an ornament; it is the expression of a nation's character, and at the same time it is a powerful instrument to mould character. The end of culture is right living.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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