[Ads-l] Quote: If you're going through hell, keep going. Request help to access Christian Science publication

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 30 04:03:06 UTC 2016

This message is a follow-up to my request on January 24 for
information from the "Christian Science Sentinel". The request has now
been satisfied.

Great thanks to Professor Charles Doyle at the University of Georgia
who relayed data for the 1943 and 1969 citations. Special thanks to
the staff of The Christian Science Publishing Society at
sentinel.christianscience.com who sent data for the 1943 citation.

The Quote Investigator entry has now been updated:

If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going


On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 3:46 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> The QI website has an entry for a very popular saying attributed to
> Winston Churchill:
> [Begin excerpt]
> If you're going through hell, keep going.
> [End excerpt]
> There is no substantive evidence that Churchill employed this saying.
> Recently, I found two interesting matches (unverified) in 1943 and
> 1969 in the "Christian Science Sentinel". This is the earliest known
> evidence, I think.
> A full run of the "Christian Science Sentinel" has been scanned and a
> database has been constructed that is accessible to subscribers. Here
> is a link to a display of the issues:

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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