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Old August 11th, 2017, 11:19 AM   #1
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Winston Churchill | Need help locating a particular speech


Hi All,

I hate to be one of those newbies who joins mainly because he's looking for the quickest way to get some information, but I'm on a tight deadline (dissertation) and having difficulty finding what (I think) I'm looking for.

Years ago I read either an essay or a speech that my foggy memory attributes to Winston Churchill. It contained a metaphor in which statesmanship was compared to the captaining of a ship on rough waters: i.e., the captain may steer the ship this way or that, but he always keeps his eye on the horizon or the lighthouse or perhaps some other object that serves as his destination.

This speech, assuming it's Churchill's, isn't essential to my work; but I could really use the captain/ship metaphor and would prefer to give credit where credit is due.

If this isn't something someone is interested in answering, no hard feelings. But thanks in advance for hearing me out.
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Old August 11th, 2017, 12:08 PM   #2

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https://www.winstonchurchill.org/wp-...ndex.html_gzip

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Old August 11th, 2017, 12:36 PM   #3
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Ha. I appreciate the reply.

The search/results format doesn't seem very efficient, but I'll poke around and see what I can find.
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This the one you're looking for?



from a verse by Longfellow:

https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/o-ship-of-state/

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