Churchill’s “Make a Life” Non-Quote
Next to the various “success” quotes, one of the most popular Churchill misquotations that bedizen the Internet is: “You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.”
This cropped up in several poorly researched Churchill quote books and was taken up in a 2005 TV ad by Lockheed Martin. No one ever lists a reference, because there is none: It cannot be tracked to Churchill and is an old saw put in his mouth to make it more interesting. Listed with other “red herrings” in Churchill By Himself.