From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
“You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.”
“The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative.”
with one of the last bombs of the last serious raid, our House of Commons was destroyed by the violence of the enemy, and we have now to consider whether we should build it up again, and how, and when.
In the days to come the British and American peoples will for their own safety and for the good of all walk together side by side in majesty, injustice and in peace.
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped inside a mystery inside an enigma
Courage is the ability to go from failure to failure with enthusiasm.
Do not let us speak of darker days; let us rather speak of sterner days. These are not dark days, these are great days – the greatest days that our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour’.
Centuries ago words were written to be a call and a spur to the faithful servants of Truth and Justice: ‘Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Far be it from me to paint a rosy picture of the future. Indeed, I do not think we should be justified in using any but the most sombre tones and colours while our people, our Empire and indeed the whole Englishspeaking world are passing through a dark and deadly valley. But I should be failing in my duty if, on the other wise, I were not to convey the true impression, that a great nation is getting into its war stride.
The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
Socialism would gather all power to the supreme party and party leaders, rising like stately pinnacles above their vast bureaucracies of civil servants no longer servants, no longer civil.
We must not lose our faculty to dare, particularly in dark days.
The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery.