QUOTATIONS FROM THE 1930's and 1940's


Directions: Read each of the following quotations and then choose the individual you believe to be the speaker from the list of individuals listed below. Write the name of the speaker on the appropriate blank.


Possible answers:Blum, Chamberlain, Churchill, de Gaulle, Eisenhower, Haile Selassie, Hitler, Montgomery, Mussolini, Roosevelt, Stalin


1. __________"For the second time* in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep."

2. _________ "Death and sorrow will be the companions of our journey; hardship our garment; constancy and valor our only shield. We must be united, we must be undaunted, we must be inflexible."

3. __________ "The Hitlerite blackguards...have turned Europe into a prison of nations, and this they call the new order of Europe."

4. _________ "The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one."

5. _________ "To us is given the honor of striking a blow for freedom which will live in history, and in the better days that lie ahead men will speak with pride of our doings."

6. _________ "War alone brings up to its highest tension all human energy and puts the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to face it."

7. _________ "Since those whose duty it was to hold the sword of France have let it fall, I have picked up its broken point."

8. _________ "Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends."

9. _________ "No government can remain stable in an unstable society and an unstable world."

10. ________"Outside the kingdom of the Lord there is no nation which is greater than any other. God and history will remember your judgment."

11. ________ "Yesterday, December 7, 1941--a date which will live in infamy--the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."


*Sir John Russell (9/19/1853)