Thursday, December 7, 2006

Animosities of his opponents

"I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents."

"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."

"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time."

"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."

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."

"The price of greatness is responsibility."

"When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber."

"We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job."

"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."

"For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else."

Sir Winston Churchill

1 comment:

DagneyT said...

Where, oh where is our modern day Churchill? Reagan? Thatcher?