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Saturday, May 22, 2004

The Wisdom of Churchill

The inherent vice of capitalism is the uneven division of blessings, while the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal division of misery.

The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

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.

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

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

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

When I am abroad I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the Government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home.

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

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.

Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis."

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.

It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.

posted by Gary  # 5/22/2004 06:29:00 PM
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