Ever hear this story (some say myth) about Winston Churchill?
He delivered a graduation speech, the shortest on record, at his old preparatory school, Harrow, in the fall of 1941. The students before him would all soon be in uniform because the Battle of Britain was underway, and that nation was struggling for its very basic preservation. He stood before them, after putting his derby on the rostrum, and, leaning his cane up against the side, he started out and gave a few preliminary remarks, and then he ended with the following: "Never give in." There was a long pause. "Never give in. ... Never, never, NEVER. On nothing great or small, large or petty, NEVER give in, except to the convictions of your own honor and good sense."