” Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small…never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill
On October 29th, 1941 Winston Churchill made a speech at his Alma Mater, the Harrow School. This speech, in the midst of World War II, was given to an auditorium of young men. The men were logically the next step of future soldiers that would be fighting the war, and many of them sitting there that day would see combat and had already felt the effects of bombing surrounding them.
The speech was meant to instill the sense of tenacity and fortitude in the youth. To come against great evil takes serious fortitude. It is easy to claim that we are trying our best, but often we have already given in. Even given in to the point to lie to ourselves. We live in a time when our greatest enemy is often the complacency in ourselves. Opportunities abound, but unless we grab hold and “never give in” then our enemy has won.
We have far more capacity than we recognize, and the only to test that capacity is to “never give in…never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy!”