Never-ending strength

A modest-sized statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square in London has surprising power. There's nothing grandiose about its scale. But somehow it captures the quality of solid invincibility the world valued so much in the man himself.

To Churchill the odds just didn't seem to matter. For him the ideal was thoroughly real. He believed this ideal should call forth every ounce of loyalty and that those sticking to it would be victorious. His words have meant a lot to people in the course of their own personal struggles. "Never give in," he said. "Never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense." Charles Eade, ed., The Unrelenting Struggle (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1942), p. 287 .

Take no thought for your body?
March 30, 1987

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