Everything You Need To Know About Relationships In 9 Winston Churchill Quotes

Never give up.

by Fatherly
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Winston Churchill — the British Prime Minister who look like a bulldog and defined Great Britain’s stalwart attitude during the second World War — also was quite the family man. Five kids. One wife. And still found time to defeat Nazi Germany. Ol’ Winston was also an accomplished painter, author, and cigar aficionado. Here are 9 of the most useful bit of wisdom about life, love, and breakfast.

On The Right Answer

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”

On Ch-ch-changes

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

On Grown-Up Love

“Immature love says, I love you because I need you, mature love says, I need you because I love you.”

On The Least Important Meal Of The Day

“My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.”

On The Meaning Of Life

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

On Couples Therapy

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”

On Being Blunt

If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time — a tremendous whack.

On Sitting Down, And Shutting Up

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

On Your Golden Years

“Time passes swiftly, but is it not joyous to see how great and growing is the treasure we have gathered together.”

For more info on Churchill’s formative years, check out the new biography on his life: Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

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