The Wisdom Of Sir Winston

The Wisdom Of Sir Winston

Been thinking about Winston Churchill a lot lately…HA-bet you’ve never read that opening line before!! 

 Always found his quotes both intriguing and centering…direct and succinct, yet often personal and witty.  No matter his context, they seem contemporary, and are perfectly suited to help me keep my focus and  equilibrium perfectly calibrated. 

Last year, for my birthday, I asked a learned friend to pick me out a simple biography. It is currently occupying the ‘on-deck’ position in the pile of my ‘to-reads’, but maybe this will be the weekend…

Meantime, with all the drama in DC,  and this housing market, it’s been hard keeping some distance, and not feel the life-force get sucked out of me…. maybe you need a bit of a boost, too? Here are some of my favorites to ruminate on:

-Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.

~A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.

~You have enemies? Good. That means you stood up for something, sometime in your life.

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

~If you are going to go through hell, keep going.

~To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

~Solitary trees, if they grow, grow strong.

~However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

~I never worry about action, only inaction.

~The first quality that is needed is audacity.

-Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.

And of course

~ Never ever ever give up.