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Who first said this quote about how we only sleep safely because "rough men stand ready" to fight on our behalf?

Actually? Neither. In conclusion, QI believes that this saying was introduced by Richard Grenier who was attempting to provide a pithy representation of an idea he ascribed to George Orwell. ...
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Interpretation of a Churchill quote

1) I searched for the quotation. It seems to be pretty doubtful that Churchill said it. And it's hard to see how it is meaningful at all to ask what Churchill meant by the words if he did not actually ...
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Interpretation of a Churchill quote

The quote -- whether correctly attributed or not -- counts as a wisecrack. The speaker implies that "victors write the history" works in both directions: by keeping the log, he could keep the log ...
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