All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The destiny of mankind is not decided by material computation. When great causes are on the move in the world ... we learn that we are spirits, not animals, and that something is going on in space and time, and beyond space and time, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.
The Battle of Britain.... The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the was.... 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, man will say, 'This was their finest hour.'
There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right.
Responsibility is the price of greatness.
To gain one's way is no escape from the responsibility for an inferior solution.
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'.
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