quote by Winston Churchill

To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.

— Winston Churchill

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I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.


Finest hour quote Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

If I had to choose my best day ever, my finest hour, my wildest dream come true, mine would be you.

Finest hour quote Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
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There comes a special moment in everyone's life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission - a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he will find greatness. It is his finest hour.

Our Navy was very largely sunk. And we were at war in no time at all. I share, in retrospect, the distress we all share at the internment of the Japanese American citizens of the United States. It was not our finest hour. But the Supreme Court had it before it at the time, and justified it and upheld it.

You should see my corgis at sunset in the snow.

It's their finest hour. About five o'clock they glow like copper. Then they come in and lie in front of the fire like a string of sausages.


Finest hour quote A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

Everything is just make believe. They're just different versions of make believe. I love the period of this movie [The Finest Hours]. I love the '40s. I love the '50s. I love the style of the clothes. I love how the women looked. I love the dances. I love the music. I love the amber of the lights and the cars. I'm in love with all of it.

For the faithful, our finest hours are sometimes during or just following our darkest hours.

There comes into the life of every man a task for which he and he alone is uniquely suited. What a shame if that moment finds him either unwilling or unprepared for that which would become his finest hour.

Finest hour quote Out working someone isn't just about putting in the hours, it's about learning.
Out working someone isn't just about putting in the hours, it's about learning.

The Battle of France is over. The Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the future of Christian civilisation.

What is our policy? ... to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime.


Things happened there that I don't think are the finest hours for anybody, whether it was a journalist, the legal system or, in that case of the political system, who would say that was an example of when Washington worked best.

Finest hour quote There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.
There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.

Getting to play the blues has been transcendant for me.

I can't say if my finest hour is yet to come, you want to make a dent in this world, well I do anyway.

My best album is called In Search Of A Song.

That was my best shot right there. My finest hour, as they say. I could listen to the whole thing all the way through. There's nothing really crammed into it.

Every birthday, you decide whether to mark it the end of your greatest days or the beginning of your finest hour.

Finest hour quote I can spend hours watching and listening to Mother Nature. She is a dear friend.
I can spend hours watching and listening to Mother Nature. She is a dear friend.

I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.


[ The Finest Hours] reminded me a lot of a film I did called Unstoppable in that you have a driving thriller aspect of the film and it's not all that complicated of a story and there's a simple elegance to it. I liked that. It is also driven by a really strong romance and ordinary men doing extraordinary things. I love that.

The judicial branch has, in its finest hours, stood firmly on the side of individuals against those who would trample their rights.

I will only sell coffee less than 48 hours out of the roaster to my customers, so they may enjoy coffee at its peak of flavor. I will only use the finest, most delicious and responsibly sourced beans.

I always wanted to be commander-in-chief of my one-woman army, But I can envision the mediocrity of my finest hour.

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.


There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give everything.

I do and I demand that my players do. Any man's finest hour is when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle... victorious.

For every man there comes that special moment when he is physically tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing - unique to him and fitted to his talents.What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour.

I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline... I firmly believe that any man's finest hour-this greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear--is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle -- victorious.

I like to think that my finest hour is still ahead of me, so I can look forward rather than look backward.

If the finest hour is now, then I'll always be in it.


It's so easy to get caught up in the thick of thin things.

So seductive to spend your finest hours climbing mountains that, at the end, turn out to be the wrong ones.

We're not served by only knowing our finest hours through film or media, or in the history that we are taught. I think the only way we have a chance to not make the same mistakes again, is to historically understand the bad behavior and mistakes we've made previously.

When you say "Holy Man", I immediately think of Eddie Murphy's finest hour.

If it's anything comparable, I'm excited.

A crust of bread and a corner to sleep in.

A minute to smile and an hour to weep in. A pint of joy to a peck of trouble, And never a laugh but the moans come double. And that is life. A crust and a corner that makes love precious, With a smile to warm and tears to refresh us, And joy seems sweeter when cares come after, And a moan is the finest of foils for laughter. And that is life.

But also out here in this dreary, difficult war, I think history will record that this may have been one of Americas finest hours, because we took a difficult task and we succeeded.


Appius Livius Ocella made mistakes in his whole long existence.

Perhaps changing Eric was his finest hour. He created the perfect vampire. Eric's only flaw is you.

You have five minutes to call someone, anyone, I don't care who, and order me the finest blend of coffee that rat hole town has, and a dozen beers. If it's not sitting on this table..." a slender finger pointed furiously at the table in question,"... in one hour, you die" - Faith telling Jacob