Although present on the occasion, I have no clear recollection of the events leading up to it.
More Quotes from Winston Churchill:No compromise with the main purpose, no peace till victory, no pact with unrepentant wrong.
Great and good are seldom the same man.
Half my lifetime I have earned my living by selling words, and I hope thoughts.
This is no time to speak of the hopes of the future, or the broader world which lies beyond our struggles and our victory. We have to win that world for our children. We have to win it by our sacrifices. We have not won it yet. The crisis is upon us.... In this strange, terrible world war there is a place for everyone, man and woman, old and young, hale and halt service in a thousand forms is open. There is no room now for the dilettante, the weakling, for the shirker, or the sluggard. The mine, the factory, the dockyard, the salt sea waves, the fields to till, the home, the hospital, the chair of the scientist, the pulpit of the preacher from the highest to the humblest tasks, all are of equal honor all have their part to play.
I am not invested with dictatorial powers. If I were, I should be quite ready to dictate.
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is ready for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
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