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Wit & Wisdom

Finest Hour 114, Spring 2002

Page 06

Wisdom of the Moment

A selection of Churchillian remarks suitable to the present situation, compiled by Laurence Geller. Concluded from last issue.

“The British and Americans do not war with races or governments as such. Tyranny, external or internal, is our foe, whatever trappings or disguise it wears, whatever language it speaks or perverts.”

“There is only one answer to defeat, and that is victory.”

“I never worry about action, but only about inaction.”

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”

“We are firm as a rock against aggression, but the door is always open to friendships.”

“Wickedness is not going to reign.”

“It is a crime to despair. We must learn to draw from misfortune the means of future strength.”

“What we require to do now is to stand erect and look the world in the face and do our duty without fear or favour.”

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