The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm Quotes.

1. "His effect on men is one of interest and curiosity, not of admiration and loyalty. His power is the power of gifts, not character. Men watch him, but do not follow him."
- William Manchester, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm

2. "In many ways Churchill remained a nineteenth-century man, and by no means a common man. He fit the mold of what Henry James called in English Hours persons for whom the private machinery of ease has been made to work with extraordinary smoothness."
- William Manchester, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm

3. "Churchill, aware of Hitler’s use of astrologers, once summoned one himself. In a what-the-hell moment, he asked the surprised fortune-teller to tell him what Hitler’s fortune-teller was telling Hitler. Churchill told his friend Kay Halle the story years later with the caveat that this is just between us."
- William Manchester, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm

4. "Please understand that we are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist."
- William Manchester, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm

5. "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, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm

6. "Tell me the sort of agreement that the United Nations will reach with respect to the world’s petroleum reserves when the war is over, Ickes proclaimed, and I will undertake to analyze the durability of the peace that is to come."
- William Manchester, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm

7. "Churchill, too, offered Roosevelt a name for the war; it summed up in three words the entire legacy of the appeasers and isolationists: The Unnecessary War."
- William Manchester, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm

8. "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat."
- William Manchester, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm

9. "The gift of a common tongue is a priceless inheritance and it may well some day become the foundation of a common citizenship."
- William Manchester, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm

10. "If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future,"
- William Manchester, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm

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