Liberty Quotation: Churchill on Honesty in Public Leadership

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Winston_Churchill“There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away.   The . . . people can face peril or misfortune with fortitude and buoyancy, but they bitterly resent being deceived or finding that those responsible for their affairs are themselves dwelling in a fool’s paradise.”

Winston S. Churchill, The Second World War, Vol. 3 [1951]