Winston Speaks Again

President John F. Kennedy, upon the occasion of making Churchill an honorary citizen of the United States said this:
“Winston Churchill mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.”

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”

 

“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.”

 

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

 

“Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.”

 

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”

 

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”

 

“If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.”

 

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

 

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