Friday, February 22, 2008

I’ve been reading some quotes by Winston Churchill; he is quite the inspiring man.
I read his biography some years ago and it is most impressive. He has a no quit attitude and overcame great obstacles. I think this quote kind of says it all—

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

It would be pompous if it weren’t true. He was likened to a bulldog in his approach to the trials of life but there was humility inside—

“I have never accepted what many people have kindly said, namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It was the nation and the race dwelling all around the globe that had the lion’s heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar?”
And roar he did.

He was a realist and gave no false hopes as this quote demonstrates—

“This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

I like his keen insight and of course this quote I approve of whole heartedly—

“It is a thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations….The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.”

I’ll leave off with this last quote—

“When you feel you cannot continue in your position for another minute, and all that is in human power has been done, that is the moment when The enemy is most exhausted, and when one step forward will give you the fruits of the struggle you have borne.”


fcb4 said...

man, I needed those quotes after this last week...that last one was perfect.

FCB said...

Me too; when I read these quotes, and especially the last one, it helps to "cowboy up" to the sometimes "tyranical circumstances" of life.
I hope not being a quitter doesn't mean we will end up looking like Churchill :)
Love Dad