When Should We Fight For the Right? Winston Churchill

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Winston Churchill

If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when  you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves.

Source: Winston Churchill, from speech in March of 1939, “The Gathering Storm,” p. 348.

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