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I boss is looking for a quote that goes something like "There comes a time in every man's life..." He is positive it is from Churchill, but I have had little luck in tracking it down. Any takers? Help
 
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To every man there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour.
-Winston Churchill

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Welcome to Quoteland, cdmason. And nicely done, artemis021.
I have looked into this and have concluded that even though this quote is all over the place attributed to Churchill, unless I can find a source for it, I do not believe it is his.
So far as I can tell, Churchill only used the "finest hour" expression once:
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"Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour."
~ Winston Churchill [Speech delivered to the House of Commons on June 18, 1940 following the collapse of France. Many thought Britain would follow. But knowing that "Hitler will have to break us in this island or lose the war" Churchill challenged the British people to uncommon efforts to win the Battle of Britain.]
http://www.winstonchurchill.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=388#hour



"For every man there comes that special moment when he is physically tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing - unique to him and fitted to his talents.
What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour
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~ Unknown
http://www.karlrzimmeriii.com/tapped.php
 
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Thanks to both of you! You made me the hero...of course I gave credit where credit is due. Thanks again...I love this website!
 
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