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William Manchester quotes: I will not take by sacrifice what I can achieve by strategy. I will not take by sacrifice what I can achieve by strategy.
William Manchester quotes: I wondered vaguely if this was when it would end, whether I would pull up tonight's darkness like a quilt and be dead and at peace evermore. I wondered vaguely if this was when it would end, whether I would pull up tonight's darkness like a quilt and be dead and at peace evermore.
William Manchester quotes: Actors who have tried to play Churchill and MacArthur have failed abysmally because each of those men was a great actor playing himself. Actors who have tried to play Churchill and MacArthur have failed abysmally because each of those men was a great actor playing himself.
William Manchester quotes: The colors of the underwater rock [are] as pale and delicate as those in the wardrobe of an 18th-century marchioness. The colors of the underwater rock [are] as pale and delicate as those in the wardrobe of an 18th-century marchioness.
William Manchester quotes: But there are no loners. No man lives in a void. His every act is conditioned by his time and his society. But there are no loners. No man lives in a void. His every act is conditioned by his time and his society.
William Manchester quotes: He was a great thundering paradox of a man. He was a great thundering paradox of a man.
William Manchester quotes: When I call him a son of a bitch I am not using profanity, but am referring to the circumstances of his birth. When I call him a son of a bitch I am not using profanity, but am referring to the circumstances of his birth.
William Manchester quotes: An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome. An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.
William Manchester quotes: I try to be as ruthless as possible. I ask myself of each sentence, "Is it clear? Is it true? Does it feel good?" And if it's not, then I I try to be as ruthless as possible. I ask myself of each sentence, "Is it clear? Is it true? Does it feel good?" And if it's not, then I rewrite it.
William Manchester quotes: In 1988, William Manchester began writing The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm, the third and final volume of his biography of Winston Churchill. In 1988, William Manchester began writing The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm, the third and final volume of his biography of Winston Churchill.
William Manchester quotes: The idea that you can vote yourself into prosperity is one of the most ludicrous that was ever entertained. The idea that you can vote yourself into prosperity is one of the most ludicrous that was ever entertained.
William Manchester quotes: They were following their prime minister, matching their government's mood. They were following their prime minister, matching their government's mood.
William Manchester quotes: Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened. Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.
William Manchester quotes: A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys.
William Manchester quotes: there are times when a truly remarkable soldier must resort to unorthodox behavior, disobeying his superiors to gain the greater glory. there are times when a truly remarkable soldier must resort to unorthodox behavior, disobeying his superiors to gain the greater glory.
William Manchester quotes: A man's task is to find himself, and if he fails in this, it doesn't much matter what else he finds. A man's task is to find himself, and if he fails in this, it doesn't much matter what else he finds.
William Manchester quotes: I realized that the worst thing that could happen to me was about to happen to me. I realized that the worst thing that could happen to me was about to happen to me.
William Manchester quotes: It is the definition of an egoist that whatever occupies his attention is, for that reason, important. It is the definition of an egoist that whatever occupies his attention is, for that reason, important.
William Manchester quotes: The sum of a million facts is not the truth. The sum of a million facts is not the truth.
William Manchester quotes: patriotism, vitiated by the growing global diaspora, has become parochial, a tarnished, disappearing virtue. patriotism, vitiated by the growing global diaspora, has become parochial, a tarnished, disappearing virtue.
William Manchester quotes: There was, however, a difference between his mood and that of the rest of the cabinet. They felt desperate; he felt challenged. There was, however, a difference between his mood and that of the rest of the cabinet. They felt desperate; he felt challenged.
William Manchester quotes: Please understand that we are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist. Please understand that we are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.
William Manchester quotes: His [Gen. Douglas MacArthur's] own heroes were Lincoln and Washington, and in some ways he resembled them. His [Gen. Douglas MacArthur's] own heroes were Lincoln and Washington, and in some ways he resembled them.
William Manchester quotes: Councils of war breed timidity and defeatism. Councils of war breed timidity and defeatism.
William Manchester quotes: The truth is so precious," Churchill told Stalin, "that she should always be protected by a bodyguard of lies. The truth is so precious," Churchill told Stalin, "that she should always be protected by a bodyguard of lies.