Winston Churchill: Illuminate

“A man can wear out a particular part of his mind by continually using it and tiring it…[and this tired part] can be rested and strengthened, not merely by rest, but by using other parts. It is not enough merely to switch off the lights which play upon the main and ordinary field of interest; a new field of interest must be illuminated…It is only when new cells are called into activity, when new stars become lords of the ascendant, that relief, repose, refreshment are afforded.”

—Winston Churchill.

Winston Churchill: No comment

“I think ‘no comment‘ is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. ”
~Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the Unite...

Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. Deutsch: Winston Churchill, 1940 bis 1945 sowie 1951 bis 1955 Premier des Vereinigten Königreichs und Literaturnobelpreisträger des Jahres 1953. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Winston Churchill: Criticism

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. ”
Winston Churchill

 

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17:  A set of partia...

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 17: A set of partial dentures made for Winston Churchill are displayed in Bonhams Gentleman’s Library sale on January 17, 2011 in London, England. The teeth were made just before the start of World War II and worn by him until a few months before his death in 1965. The sale, now in its 11th year, features all kind of objects that may have been found in a Victorian or Edwardian gentleman’s library. The sale will take place at Bonhams New Bond Street in London on January 19, 2011. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Edward B Butler: Enthusiasm

Portrait of Edward Burgess Butler, looking sli...

Portrait of Edward Burgess Butler, looking slightly to the left. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life. ”
—Edward B Butler.

Winston Churchill: World’s awe

The world looks with some awe upon a man who appears unconcernedly indifferent to home, money, comfort, rank, or even power and fame. The world feels not without a certain apprehension, that here is someone outside its jurisdiction; someone before whom its allurements may be spread in vain; someone strangely enfranchised, untamed, untrammelled by convention, moving independent of the ordinary currents of human action. -Winston Churchill, politician and statesman (1874-1965)