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  1. I so love this quote. It is very Churchillian, even though Churchill did not compose it, but he said it at a very appropriate time. He spoke out to the Homefront British to take up arms as best they could – shovels, picks; anything, and be ready to face the invader. Thank god it never happened.

  2. It was always a quote close to my heart, my grandfather was a London fireman and saw terrible things and endured terrible danger, but in the acts of remembrance it is the military who are always remembered

  3. Oh, you are right. Civilians get very little recognition, if any. They were so brave, those people like your Grandfather.

  4. We are in a whole new application of this saying. Covid19 in 2020 is keeping the world at home. At times I feel helpless and wish I could do more to assist so many who are struggling, but then I remember that staying at home, which I have been doing for 7 weeks, is a very helpful thing to do. Right now it is the only tool we have to stop the spread until there is more testing, more information, eventually a vaccine.

  5. It is the sitting at home feeling useless during this Covid-19 pandemic that made me look up this quote. It is so difficult to understand how helpful we are being by just accepting that we need to ‘stand and wait’

  6. The government argue that staying at home will reduce the infection rate to below 1, so that the virus slowly disappears. Unfortunately, it seems that the strategy to deal with Covid-19 is causing casualties elsewhere. Cancer Research UK say that 2,700 people each week are missing cancer diagnoses and there was a news item this morning suggesting the lockdown will cost 18,000 lives to cancer. Such premature loss of life to cancer is in addition to all the other illnesses not being treated and the social and economic costs. Standing and waiting may be deemed to have been an unwise policy in retrospect.

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