Al Capp, the creator and artist of the Lil’ Abner comic strip, described modern art as “a product of the unlettered, sold by the unprincipled, to the utterly bewildered.”
Robert Quillen (1887-1948), the editor of the Fountain Inn Tribune in South Carolina, was known for writing whatever came into his head. Heaven help whomever he was writing about if he was […]
Whenever he had to listen to a long-winded speaker or read a letter that went on and on, Abraham Lincoln would observe, “It’s like the lazy preacher who used to write long […]
“Bernarr MacFadden had the wild glare of an educated horse doing a problem in arithmetic.” — Alva Johnston Source
“Calvin Coolidge, that runty, aloof little man who quacks through his nose when he speaks.” — William Allen White
H.L. Mencken did not hide his dislike of President Warren G. Harding. He especially loathed Harding’s mangling of the English language and called such utterings “Gamalielese”, in honor of the President’s middle […]
“As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks […]
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — Winston Churchill. Read more great quotations. Read these fun facts […]
“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” — Ronald Reagan
“ Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.” — Abraham […]
Convicted murderer George Appel’s final words before being executed in the electric chair in New York in 1928 were – “Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel.” Read more […]
It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” — Abraham Lincoln Read more fun facts about Abraham Lincoln. Read more inspiring quotations.
When Doctor Who’s Matt Smith uttered the line, “Bow ties are cool,” bow tie sales shot up 94% within one month. source
Admiral David Farragut is remembered for famously shouting “Damn the torpedoes!” in the Civil War’s Battle of Mobile Bay. Earlier in life, he was given command of a captured British ship during […]