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Writing Like Churchill. #1 Humans seem unwilling to recognize the truth, even when it is really obvious. We hold determinedly to misconceptions. Man will.

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1 Writing Like Churchill

2 #1 Humans seem unwilling to recognize the truth, even when it is really obvious. We hold determinedly to misconceptions. Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

3 #2 A fanatic is one who holds dogmatically to a position, and never stops talking about it. A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind, and won’t change the subject.

4 #3 Lies do so much damage because they spread quickly, and even when the truth is discovered, it is often too late to stop the lie’s spread. A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

5 #4 To restrain oneself from malicious slander is not likely to cause one any serious harm. By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.

6 #5 The greatest achievements are realized at moments of intense opposition. Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.

7 #6 During difficult times, it is best to work diligently to improve the circumstances. If you are going through hell, keep going.

8 #7 Often plans look very good, and we take pride in them, but the best way to determine their quality is to assess their outcomes. However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally consider the results.

9 #8 It is important in the realm of politics to be good at guessing what may happen in the future. Equally important is the ability to explain yourself when something goes wrong. Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to explain why it didn’t happen.

10 #9 Success arises out of failure, but requires a positive outlook. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.


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