Winston Churchill

About Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill (November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965) was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer, and artist. Churchill also won the Nobel Prize in Literature and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.

“Their Finest Hour”: The Legendary Speech

By |2020-06-17T16:22:46-05:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: History, War, Winston Churchill, World War II|

On June 18, 1940, two days after France had sought an armistice with Germany, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed the House of Commons about the calamitous turn of events in Europe. Britain now stood alone against Adolf Hitler’s military machine, and in this speech, Churchill bolsters his countrymen’s courage to fight for freedom [...]

What is Civilization?

By |2020-06-17T11:54:51-05:00June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Civilization, Quotation, Winston Churchill|

There are few words which are used more loosely than the word “Civilization.” What does it mean? It means a society based upon the opinion of civilians. It means that violence, the rule of warriors and despotic chiefs, the conditions of camps and warfare, of riot and tyranny, give place to parliaments where laws [...]

Let Books Be Your Friends

By |2020-06-17T12:14:51-05:00August 29th, 2013|Categories: Books, Quotation, Winston Churchill|

“What shall I do with all my books?” was the question; and the answer, “Read them,” sobered the questioner. But, if you cannot read them, at any rate handle and, as it were, fondle them. Peer into them. Let them fall open where they will. Read on from the first sentence that arrests the [...]

“Thoughts & Adventures”: A Classic of 20th-Century Prose

By |2020-06-17T14:47:59-05:00August 12th, 2013|Categories: Books, TIC Featured Book, W. Winston Elliott III, Winston Churchill|Tags: |

Thoughts and Adventures by Winston S. Churchill (380 pages, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2009) This material progress, in itself so splendid, does not meet any of the real needs of the human race…. No material progress, even though it takes shapes we cannot now conceive, or however it may expand the faculties of man, can [...]

Admirable Work: Reading Books of Quotations

By |2020-06-17T13:57:47-05:00August 5th, 2013|Categories: Quotation, Winston Churchill|

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.—Winston S. Churchill The Imaginative Conservative applies [...]

A Man’s Finest Hour

By |2020-06-17T14:28:14-05:00August 30th, 2011|Categories: Quotation, Winston Churchill|

To every man there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for that which would be his [...]