From Churchill’s last major speech in the House of Commons comes a quotation devoid of his usual optimism.
For some reason I can’t possibly imagine, this has come up lately with regard for the current affairs of the world:
Which way shall we turn to save our lives and the future of the world? It does not matter so much to old people; they are going soon anyway; but I find it poignant to look at youth in all its activity and ardour and, most of all, to watch little children playing their merry games, and wonder what would lie before them if God wearied of mankind.
— 1 March 1955. Churchill By Himself, 314.