Americans have always thought more of him than the British. Why was that? Do they know something we don't know? Or do Americans see the bigger picture?
"I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents."
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."
"It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required."
"Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events."
"One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half."
"The price of greatness is responsibility."
"When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber."
"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."
"All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."
Yes, we Americans like Winston Churchill.
Cross-posted at Pyjamas Media