US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016), was married for 56 years at the time of his death. He and his wife had nine children and 33 grandchildren. When asked what was […]
Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle were far from being close friends. When the French general got on the Prime Minister’s nerves, he wasn’t reluctant to express his irritation in the form […]
“For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been, and there you will long to return.” — Leonardo Da Vinci […]
Physicist Stephen Hawking may have been confined to a wheelchair for most of his life, but his physical disability never slowed down his mind or his wit.
“It is better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.” — Carl Von Clausewitz Read more great quotations. Read fun facts about military and […]
“I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.” — Martin Luther Read more great quotes.
Readers of this site know that congress is the word used to describe a large group of salamanders. Most people, however, think of something completely different when that word is mentioned. Take […]
Voltaire did not suffer fools gladly, nor did he hold out much hope of freeing them from their foolish condition. The 18th century French writer and philosopher once famously observed, “It is […]
“We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand, which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our […]
Alan Simpson, who served as U.S. Senator from Wyoming 1979 to 1997, eulogized President George H.W. Bush on December 5, 2018, saying, “Those who travel the high road of humility are not […]
Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was a master of words and knew how to use them to make a point. As a critic, poet, and essayist, everything […]
“It’s easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.” — President Martin Van Buren
“Once I make up my mind, I’m filled with indecision.” — Oscar Levant
“May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not.” — President Millard Fillmore
“Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.” — Edgar Bergen