Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sharing Some Unexpected And Timeless Gifts From Sir Winston Churchill

I was suddenly and unexpectedly showered with a number of previously unfamiliar and, yet, (immediately recognizable as) truly magnificent quotes.
Despite originally being spoken by someone who died long before I was born and who lived in a world that - at first glance - appears to be exponentially different from the world in which we live today...
The utterly-palpable, gut-borne power, conviction and raw courage that infused these words when they were spoken more than sixty years ago... still struck a chord in me... today.

The Speaker: (Sir) Winston Churchill.
(And, here are but a few of my newly-discovered and newly-favorite quotes)

“If you’re going through Hell... Keep going.” 

“Never, never, never give up.”

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

(With Credit and Thanks to Geoff Loftus' article of 05/09/12 entitled: "If You're Going Through Hell, Keep Going - Winston Churchill".)

Following the end of W.W. II, Churchill's writings revealed that he knew in his own mind - with complete certainty - that Hitler and the Nazis would, eventually, be defeated. Despite knowing this, for nineteen long, bloody months, Churchill had the unenviable and seemingly impossible job of rallying his fellow blitzed and beaten country-people against what - from every angle - appeared to be an unstoppable foe.

How did one man accomplish this utterly insurmountable task?
Winston Churchill understood his country-people and what they wanted. Not only that, he understood what it was that the Nazis were hell-bent on destroying.

And, regarding these things, Churchill said: “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: Freedom. Justice. Honor. Duty. Mercy. Hope.”

(Er... "Wow!" just doesn't cover it. But it will have to suffice.)

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