A few more Churchill quotations:
"When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber."
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
"To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day."
"A small lie needs a bodyguard of bigger lies to protect it."
You could almost think Churchill was speaking to/of Harper directly.