Monday, October 18, 2004

Churchill Quote

There is some doubt as to the veracity of the quote "If you are young and not liberal, then you don't have a heart. If you are old and not conservative then you don't have a brain." (This used to be beneath my blog title on the header). Since I am not Dan Rather, I have retracted it and replaced it with a Roosevelt quote which I think goes quite nicely.


At 12:39 AM, Blogger Tahoe Reactionary said...

First off congrats on your piece in the Weekly Standard. If your looking for a good Churchill quote try this said after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, it is a little long but enjoy. "Silly people -and there were many, not only in enemy countries -might discount the force of the United States. Some said they were soft...would never be united...would fool around at a distance...would never stand blood-letting. Their democracy...would paralyze their war effort...Now we would see the weakness of this numerous but remote, wealthy, and talkative people. But I have studied the American Civil War, fought out to the last desperate inch. American blood flowed in my veins. I thought of a remark which Edward Grey had made to me more than thirty years before-that the United States is like a gigantic boiler. Once it is lighted under it there is no limit to the power it can generate. Being satiated with emotion and sensation, I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful."-Winston Churchill, The Second World War, vol III, The Grand Alliance, pp. 608-609


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