Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (18741965)
It is not given to us to peer into the mysteries of the future. Still, I avow my hope and faith, sure and inviolate, that in the days to come the British and American peoples will for their own safety and for the good of all walk together side by side in majesty, in justice, and in peace.
Prime Minister WINSTON CHURCHILL, speech to a joint session of Congress, Washington, D.C., December 26, 1941.Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 18971963, ed. Robert Rhodes James, vol. 6, p. 6541 (1974).
These words, the conclusion of Churchills speech, were followed by Prolonged applause, the Members of the Senate and their guests rising, according to the Congressional Record, vol. 87, p. 10119.