Monday, November 22, 2010

Thus Spake Winston Churchill

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.  

Never, never, never give up.

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.  

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

The price of greatness is responsibility.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.  

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