Winston Churchill's Misquote Analysis

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In the 1900’s, Winston Churchill said “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” (Kutner, The Illustrious History of Misquoting Winston Churchill,”). This quote stands out for a number of reasons. When people read books, people slowly gain more character, courage, and more curiosity. First of all, reading helps people develop character to know the good choices from the bad ones. In the book Mississippi Trial, Hiram was going to testify no matter what anybody did to him. Kids should learn a lot of things about his character and how character should be. In the book Mississippi Trial, Dad told Hiram Just remember who you are, Hiram Hillburn, and be sure you do what is right no matter what." (Crowe 106). His dad reminded him that he should stand up for what is right. Bruce Lee said that “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” (Lee, Knowledge will give you power”). This quote says that knowledge can get people places in life, but character is more important. …show more content…

Curiosity helps to learn more because always asking questions will make a person smarter. One of the smartest people ever, Albert Einstein said “I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein wasn’t born a superbaby, but he always wanted to know more and he always asked questions. In the book The Fourteenth Goldfish, Grandpa told Ellie “scientists never give up. They keep trying because they believe in the possible". (Holm, pg 45) This relates to curiosity because their drive and motivation is based on curiosity. They do not give up because they want to know more about the subject they are researching. When reading books, people should build character, gain courage and acquire curiosity. People get to know the good choices from the bad ones, they stand up for what is right, and they ask more questions. Reading books helps a person in more than one

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