The International Churchill Society

“You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.”

While often attributed to Churchill, a search of over 2.5 million words by and about Churchill in The Churchill Centre’s research database fails to show that Churchill ever spoke or wrote those words.

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  1. shinichi says:

    Quotes Falsely Attributed to Winston Churchill

    International Churchill Society (ICS)

    https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/quotes/quotes-falsely-attributed/

  2. shinichi says:

    You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.

    Variant: We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

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    Some sites list Norman MacEwen as the originator of the quote.

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

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