Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Quote of the Day (Winston Churchill, on a ‘Little Mouse of Thought’)

“A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic. They make frantic efforts to bar our thoughts and words; they are afraid of words and thoughts; they are afraid of the workings of the human mind. Cannons, airplanes they can manufacture in great quantities; but how are they to quell the natural promptings of human nature, which after all these centuries of trial and progress has inherited a whole armory of potent and indestructible knowledge?”—Winston Churchill, in “The Defence of Freedom and Peace (The Lights Are Going Out),” radio broadcast to the United States and London, October 16, 1938

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