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Churchill by Himself: The Definitive Collection of by Richard Langworth

By Richard Langworth

“Never supply in!” Winston Churchill is legendary for admonishing: “This is the lesson: by no means provide in, by no means supply in, by no means, by no means, by no means, never.” What most folks don’t be aware of is that after he stated this he was once addressing no longer a kingdom dealing with the specter of invasion, yet a roomful of schoolboys at his old-fashioned. a strong, persuasive speaker and infamous wit, Churchill is likely one of the 20th century’s such a lot oft-quoted leaders—and one usually misquoted or quoted out of context. but his genuine comments have been frequently a lot wiser and wittier than said. Churchill by means of Himself is the 1st exhaustive, attributed, and annotated choice of Churchill sayings. Edited via an established Churchill student and licensed through the Churchill property, the quotations give you the first fully actual checklist of the esteemed statesman’s phrases.

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Having outlined in glowing terms the possibilities of Basic English (see Chapter 4, Writer and Speaker), he exhorted listeners with this phrase. Energy Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. …energy should be exercised and not exhausted. 1943, 21 MARCH. BROADCAST, LONDON. ) Face to face, difficulties which appear really insuperable at a distance are very often removed altogether from our path. 1944, 1 JANUARY, MARRAKESH. ) Engineers 1944, 27 OCTOBER. We need a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we do not want a world of modern engineers.

Solvency and security Solvency is valueless without security, and security is impossible to achieve without solvency. It is a sort of British idea that when you reach agreement you take the rough with the smooth. 1953, 5 MARCH. 1948, 16 FEBRUARY. Speechmaking It is pretty tough to reshape human society in an after-dinner speech. Shot at without result Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. 1941, MARCH. ) Response to the draft of a long after-dinner speech which Halifax, the British Ambassador in Washington, was planning to give in March, 1941.

Man is spirit. Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library. 1955, 3 APRIL, 10 DOWNING STREET. ) 1921, DECEMBER. ) Final words to his non-Cabinet ministers upon WSC’s retirement as Prime Minister, according to Lord De L’Isle and Dudley as quoted by Martin Gilbert. Life Usually youth is for freedom and reform, maturity for judicious compromise, and old age for stability and repose. Mankind, productive capacity 1927, JULY. ) The productive capacity of the human race is greater this afternoon than it ever was before.

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