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Ten Winnie-isms

b2ap3_thumbnail_churchill2Some people just seem to connect to other people more effectively than others.  It usually comes about as a result of being able to cut-through to the absolute core of any message shared with others.  In my opinion, Winston Churchill was one of those people.  He led the British people through, as he called it, “their finest hour.”  He was able to do that, at least in part, through his ability to turn a phrase in such a way that the message would cut to the very soul of people and rally them to the cause.

Here are just a few “Winnie-isms” to make my point:


  • “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”


  • “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”


  • “Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.”


  • “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”


  • “If you are going through hell, keep going.”


  • “The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.”


  • “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”


  • “Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”


  • “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all of the others.”


  • “Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.”


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