Churchill / Man of Destiny

11 Jan


Rule Britannia

“Britons never, never, never will be slaves.”

God and my right (the motto of the British monarch)

No Sir. But YOU sure the hell did. 

Churchill / Warrior

Winston Churchill fought in the Mahdist War (Anglo–Sudan War), the Second Boer War, World War 1 and World War 2.

“Never give in. 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.”

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
KG OM CH TD PCc DL FRS RA
(30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965)

“Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say,
‘This was their finest hour.”

“We shall not fail or falter. We shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.”

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

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it has been said, it is the quality
which guarantees all others.”

“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender.”
“Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory,
there is no survival.”

“This is the lesson: never give in, 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.”

“There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right and not to fear to do or say what
you believe to be right.”

4 Responses to “Churchill / Man of Destiny”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong January 11, 2018 at 6:59 pm #

    And right now, we are watching “The Young Churchill” — David Attenborough. How nicely coincidental!

    • jcalberta January 11, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

      Dang !! I’ve been trying to get that off the Net. I suppose I could buy it on Amazon?
      Ya … Ya … that is a coincidence … ??
      There are several fine Actors in that movie.

  2. Cindy Bruchman January 12, 2018 at 6:35 am #

    I didn’t know you were such a Churchill buff. There’s a bit of a cowboy in him, yes?

    • jcalberta January 12, 2018 at 9:09 am #

      He was a fine and avid horseman. Loved to play Polo. O ya, I love and admire Winnie. A man born and moulded for a singular moment – to stand against a tyrant.

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