And I avow my faith that we are marching towards better days. Humanity will not be cast down. We are going on swinging bravely forward along the grand high road and already behind the distant mountains is the promise of the sun.
The Promise of the Sun
Topic: Justice, Vision, & Leadership
“What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone? How else can we put ourselves in harmonious relation with the great verities and consolations of the infinite and the eternal? And I avow my faith that we are marching towards better days. Humanity will not be cast down. We are going on swinging bravely forward along the grand high road and already behind the distant mountains is the promise of the sun.“
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD DL FRS RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War.
Speech at Kinnaird Hall
Churchill, Winston S. Speech at Kinnaird Hall in Liberalism and the Social Problem. 1909, The Echo Library, www.newikis.com/en/quote/Winston_Churchill, p. 87 [Winston Churchill, Speech at Kinnaird Hall, Dundee, Scotland].
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Winston S. Churchill
[Born in Duke of Malborough’s Palace in Woodstock, The United Kingdom November 30, 1874. Died, January 24, 1965]
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can) was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman, orator and strategist, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army. A prolific author, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his own historical writings, “for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.”
Additional Winston Churchill Quotes
He knew what the [British] people wanted. He said of them later:
“Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved unconquerable. It fell to me to express it, and if I found the right words you must remember that I have always earned my living by my pen and by my tongue. It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.”
–Winston Churchill [Quoted in Three Lessons of Statesmanship, a Speech by Larry P. Arnn President, Hillsdale College (December 1, 2017).]
“A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize; it is the most dangerous foe of tyranny.”
–Winston Churchill (Colliers, 28 December 1935.)
“To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.”
–Winston Churchill [“His complete speeches, 1897–1963”, edited by Robert Rhodes James, Chelsea House ed., vol. 4 (1922–1928)] p. 3706
[Imprimis [December 2017 • Volume 46, Number 12. Three Lessons of Statesmanship, Speech by Larry P. Arnn President, Hillsdale College (December 1, 2017, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.]