Famous last words…

4th November 2020

However complex or divisive a character Winston Churchill may have been, there’s no doubt he had a way with words.

While the former Prime Minister is perhaps most famous for his powerful speeches during the Second World War, he also had a surprising amount to say about the importance of life insurance. 

He stated: “If I had my way, I would write the word ‘insure’ upon the door of every cottage and upon the blotting book of every public man, because I am convinced, for sacrifices so small, families and estates can be protected against catastrophes which would otherwise smash them up forever.” 

And Churchill practised what he preached. In 1896, at the age of just 21, he took out a life insurance policy before leaving to take his place as Second Lieutenant Churchill in the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars regiment.

Enduring words

Winston Churchill’s words are as true now, over a century later, as they were when he first spoke them – as many families have tragically learned over the past few months. We certainly agree that a monthly life insurance premium remains a ‘small sacrifice’ in exchange for your family’s financial security.