1940 - The most memorable Quotes of the year

1940 - The most memorable Quotes of the year

But let all strive without failing in faith or in duty, and the dark curse of Hitler will be lifted from our age.
Winston Churchill - July 1940
You ask what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terror. Victory however long and hard the road may be. For without victory there is no survival.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

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Winston Churchill - March 1943
Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world. Canada, with those relations of friendly, affectionate intimacy with the United States on the one hand and with her unswerving fidelity to the British Commonwealth and the Motherland on the other, is the link which joins together these great branches of the human family.
Winston Churchill - September 1941
We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.
Winston Churchill - June 1940
I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it, in defeat I need it.
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
Winston Churchill - 1941, zu einem B√ľndnis mit Stalin
I've gotten more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
"Must you fall asleep while I'm speaking?"
Winston Churchill: "No, it's purely voluntary."
The war is won, but the peace is not.
Albert Einstein - December 1945
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When the action is over and we look back, we understand both more and less. This much is certain. Before the Doolittle raid, America knew nothing but defeat. After it, there was hope of victory. Japan realized, for the first time, they could lose and began to pull back. America realized, that she would win and surged forward. It was a war, that changed America and the world. Dorie Miller was the first black American to be awarded the Navy Cross. But he would not be the last. He joined a brotherhood of heroes. World War II, for us, began at Pearl Harbor, and 1.177 men still lie entombed in the battleship Arizona. America suffered, but America grew stronger. It was not inevitable. The times tried our souls, and through the trial, we overcame.
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In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.
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Trump: "North Korea, we're not in a war. We have a good relationship. People don't understand, having a good relationship with leaders of other countries is a good thing."
Biden: "We had a good relationship with Hitler before he invaded Europe. Come on!"
Joe Biden - October 2020, second United States presidential debate
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Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Franklin D. Roosevelt - December 1941
Once upon a time, Russians and Ukranians fought together hand in hand to stop the murderous regime of national socialist Germany.
Olaf Scholz - May 2022
You will not f*ck with my children's future. You will not destroy the freedoms my grandfather fought two world wars to defend.
Hugh Grant - August 2019, about Boris Johnson
You read in any war stories - World War II, whatever - that there are many, many heroes. There are the main stories you always hear about, but there are all these other little people that did things that were very important that we don't always know about.
There's no question in my mind that those people want to have a war. They're determined to be a world power and seem to feel that's the only way to become one. Those storm troopers are awesome. The atmosphere in Berlin - well, I've never sensed such tension.
The bigger the lie, the more people believe in it.
If we win, we don't have to explain ourselves. If we lose, there's nothing to explain.
Military service members and veterans, like my uncle, enable me to live my life with freedom and liberty.
For them there is no festival or feast. For them there is no party or celebration because they have the most important duty to fulfil. Salute to our soldiers!
On the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day, let us help our soldiers in whichever way we can to tell them that we are with them. Warm wishes on this significant day.
For the battles, they have fought for us, for the glory they have brought to the nation. Let us salute our armed forces on Armed Forces Flag Day.
There is the National Flag. He must be cold, indeed, who can look upon its folds rippling in the breeze without pride of the country.

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