Never, Never, Never, Give Up
On October 29, 1941, Winston Churchill delivered the the shortest commencement speech on record to the boys at Harrow School. The speech was as follows:
‘Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.’
It has often been shortened to five words: “Never, never, never, give up.”
And that is what I implore you all; I’m even talking to myself. The world needs those of us with love, compassion, empathy, and a vision for change to keep working on that vision, so we can share it with the world and make it happen. You need to know that every single one of you who are doing something good, no matter how small- even if it is smiling at a stranger- every single one of you are making the world a better place to be.
♥ We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
- Mother Theresa