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09:23 Nov 18, 2013
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Winston Churchill quote
I cannot find the original English version of this quote anywhere, only translated versions. Perhaps someone knows it?

Man soll dem Leib etwas Gutes bieten, damit die Seele Lust hat, darin zu wohnen.
Lesley Robertson M.A. Hons. Dip Trans IoLET
Austria
Local time: 08:24
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Summary of answers provided
3 +1Nourish your body well..
Michael Martin, MA
3Offer the body something pleasurable ...
Victor Dewsbery
3Churchill on body and soul
Yorkshireman


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23 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Churchill on body and soul


Explanation:
You must offer something good to the body so that the soul wants to live in it. (Churchill, Winston).

This is from a German restaurant site - as with many other quotes purportedly from Winston Churchill, it may have been only attributed to him

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Further quotes of the quote - all of German origin:

http://jureich.de/english/ernaehrung.php
http://www.sommelier-consult.de/eng/index.php
http://smilingtwoways.blogspot.de/2012/10/my-blood-count-is-...

https://www.facebook.com/neniart/posts/554063874611995
https://www.facebook.com/events/495300993842627/permalink/50...

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Note added at 29 mins (2013-11-18 09:53:04 GMT)
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This quote does not appear on any UK or US websites I could find

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Note added at 52 mins (2013-11-18 10:16:07 GMT)
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Winston Churchill quotes relating to eating:

"Eating my words has never given me indigestion."
"I am easily satisfied with the best."
"My idea of a good dinner is, first to have good food, then discuss good food, and after this good food has been elaborately discussed, to discuss a good topic - with me as chief conversationalist."
"My wife and I tried two or three times in the last few years to have breakfast together but it was so disagreeable we had to stop."



    Reference: http://www.spundloch.com/index.php/culinary-calender.html
Yorkshireman
Germany
Local time: 08:24
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Offer the body something pleasurable ...


Explanation:
Offer the body something pleasurable so that the soul feels like living in it

It seems to come mainly from Swiss and German websites, so I have no idea whether it is genuine.

Victor Dewsbery
Germany
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Nourish your body well..


Explanation:
..Make it a home where your soul will swell
(..Make it a home where your soul will love to dwell)

Since the original quote was already murdered in translation, I doubt that my back translation will do too much harm..



Michael Martin, MA
United States
Local time: 02:24
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 51

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Yorkshireman: dwell is definitely a word that Churchill often used
3 hrs

agree  Rosa Paredes: Agree with your comment also. Grüsse.
10 hrs
  -> Thank you, Rosa. Much obliged.
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