Monday, March 16, 2009

Winston Churchill On Appeasement, islam, Communism And Leftists

The man's wisdom stands eternally.

On Appeasement:

"There is no greater mistake than to suppose that platitudes, smooth words, and timid policies offer a path to safety."

"How many wars have been averted by patience and good will?"

"An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping it will eat him last."

"When nations are strong, they are not always just and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong."

"Victory will never be found by taking the line of least resistance."

"I cannot subscribe to the idea that it might be possible to dig ourselves in and make no preparations for anything else than passive defense. It is the theory of the turtle."

"I never worry about action, but only about inaction."

On Neville Chamberlain: (famous weakling aka appeaser)

"He was given a choice between war and dishonor. He chose dishonor and he will have war anyway."

On Islam: "What the horn is to the rhinoceros, what the sting is to the wasp, the Mohammadan faith is to the Arabs."

On Socialism:

"If I were asked the difference between Socialism and Communism, I could only reply that the Socialist tries to lead us to disaster by foolish words and the Communist could try to drive us there by violent deeds."

"Socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the abject worship of the State."

"Government of the duds, by the duds, and for the duds."

"No socialist system can be established without a political police."

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy."

"It is not alone that property, in all its forms, is struck at, but that liberty, in all its forms, is challenged by the fundamental conceptions of socialism."

"'All men are created equal' says the American Declaration of Independence. 'All men shall be kept equal' say the Socialists."

"Some see private enterprise as a predatory animal to be shot, others look on it as a cow to be milked but a few see it as a sturdy horse pulling a wagon."

"If you destroy a free market, you create a black market."

"The vice of capitalism is that it stands for the unequal sharing of blessings; whereas the virtue of socialism is that it stands for the equal sharing of misery."

"Socialism assails the pre-eminence of the individual."

"Is it better to have equality at the price of poverty or well-being at the price of inequality?"

"The flame of Christian ethics is still our best guide...only on this basis can we reconcile the rights of the individual with the demands of society."

On leftists:

"They are the most disagreeable of people...Their insincerity? Can you not feel a sense of disgust at the arrogant presumption of superiority of these people? Superiority of intellect! Then, when it comes to practice, down they fall with a wallop not only to the level of ordinary human beings but to a level which is even far below the average."

"These very high intellectual persons who wake up every morning...see what they can find to demolish, to undermine, or cast away."

"Let them quit these gospels of envy, hate, and malice. Let them abandon the utter fallacy, the grotesque, erroneous, fatal blunder of believing that by limiting the enterprise of man, by riveting the shackles of a false equality...they will increase the well-being of the world."
On Communism:

"Bolshevism is not a policy; it is a disease."

"The day will come when it will be recognized without doubt throughout the civilized world that the strangling of Bolshevism at birth would have been an untold blessing to the human race."

Source: The Free Republic


Olsen said...

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Denne om Churchill skal bookmarkes og citaterne læres.

Anonymous said...

I think Sir Winston Churchill was a very wise man. We need someone like him right now in Britain and the U.S. The leadership in both countries is so limited in wisdom that it is breath taking. In the U.S. Hollywood style, popularity, media enhanced propaganda is NO match for actual ability, wisdom, true integrity and non-cowardice, such was a man like Sir Winston Churchill. It is sad to see the U.S. being destroyed from within by those who profess to be intelligent but have no distinct competence or evident judgment.

Muhammad Elijah said...

"On Islam: "What the horn is to the rhinoceros, what the sting is to the wasp, the Mohammadan faith is to the Arabs.""
Didn't Churchill know about Chinese,East Asian and Indian Muslims?