On June 18, 1940, during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged his countrymen to conduct themselves in a manner that would prompt future generations to say, “This was their finest hour.
While this is the highlight in history for today what I enjoy most about the quote from the ap, is his spirit. When he gave this speach to parliament France was on the verge of becoming a nation under the control of Germany. Rather than insult France for failing he says this quote which is powerful:
“Let each man search his conscience and search his speeches. I frequently search mine.
Of this I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.” You can read the intire speach below: