“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill
There were probably very few men with as many enemies as Winston Churchill. As the Prime Minister of England during World War II he was an extremely despsised man. The Axis forces had no use for him, or his speeches. Even many of his fellow country men disaproved with the way he was handling the war.
At one point in the war, Churchill faced a series of military defeats, and as a result he had to face a Motion of No Confidence in Parliament. A Motion of No Confidence usually ends in two ways, the Prime Minister resigns or there is a general election. In this instance, Churchill maintained a large majority in the House of Commons and won the general election with a vote of 475 to 25. This is only one of many instances displaying the immense dislike that some people had for Churchill.
Despite those enemies Churchill followed his convictions. He followed through on his plans and devoted himself to their success.
Enemies will come and go, but there are some ideals, ideals that are worth fighting and dying for, that are as precious as all the diamonds in the world. And those ideals must be stood up for at all costs!