British admiral Jackie Fisher (1841-1920) said there were four things for a ‘big life’. What were they?

Answer: In the early years of the last century, legendary British Admiral Jackie Fisher revolutionised the Royal Navy.

Brilliant and unconventional, his letters and notes were littered with multiple under-linings and exclamation marks; he would sign letters with valedictions such as ‘yours ‘til hell freezes over’.

He was a remarkable visionary, and a real eccentric.

In typical flamboyant but astute fashion, Fisher said there were four things needed for, what he termed, ‘a big life?’

One. A great Inspiration.
Two. A great Cause.
Three. A great Battle.
Four. A great Victory.

Source: Fisher’s Face by Jan Morris

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