Winston Churchill

About Winston Churchill

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

What is Civilization?

By |2015-05-28T15:03:32-05:00June 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 |2016-11-26T09:52:09-06:00August 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 |2015-04-26T19:57:57-05:00August 12th, 2013|Categories: Books, TIC Featured Book, W. Winston Elliott III, Winston Churchill|Tags: |

Thoughts and Adventures, by Winston S. Churchill 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 bring comfort to his soul. It [...]

A Man’s Finest Hour

By |2016-11-26T09:52:23-06:00August 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 [...]