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The 40 Greatest Quotes From Winston Churchill

muhl Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 3:26 PM
OK, I clicked "Reply" on a chosen comment and it disappeared for some odd reason. It referenced the Legacy of the British Empire, for which I have limited respect, considering its total disregard for those under its rule. But then, an "accident" occurred. A certain group of British Colonies banded together and chose to become a separate nation, one now known as the United States of America, which, in fact, IS a legacy of Great Britain, since the founders of our glorious United States of America WERE British Citizens UNTIL they renounced their citizenship Later, when we were RECOGNIZED as a separate and independent nation, we developed friendly diplomatic relations with England. Later, history records we share a legacy.
George257 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 3:42 PM
A shared belief in democracy, freedom, Christian values, decency and fair play, the rule of law, respect for the individual and for private property. The values enshrined in the constitution did not come out of nowhere, muhl. They came from England. The signatories of the Constitution boiled them down to a few pages, and did their best to word it so that it could not be broken, and they did an excellent job, but they based it on a legal system founded almost a thousand years earlier by King Alfred.

The finest American President of the 20th century was Ronald Reagan, but the greatest world leader during that time was Winston Churchill. Had the Brits not had a man of his caliber at the helm during World War 2, world history may have turned out very differently. Not only was Churchill a great leader, he was one of the single most quotable men who has ever walked God's green earth.

40) “It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”

39) “I may be drunk, Miss, but in the...