(One of a series of weekday posts about the life of Winston S. Churchill.)
Some Churchill quotes:
"When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber."And it's a good thing for all of us to have quotations from such a great and good person.
House of Commons speech, July 14, 1940
"Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened."
House of Commons speech, November 29, 1944
"Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all."
"The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself."
"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary."
"For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else."
The four preceding quotes are from a speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet, London, November 9, 1954
"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."
Winston S. Churchill, My Early Life