Archive for March 2011

Quotes of the Day

He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
– Horace

The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other education is good for nothing.
– R. D. Hitchcock

It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
– W. Somerset Maugham

Sometimes in life you don’t always feel like a winner, but that doesn’t mean you’re not a winner.
– Lady Gaga, Ellen Degeneres Show, 09-08-09

It was beautiful and simple, as truly great swindles are.
– O. Henry

Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
– David T. Wolf

A man’s respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.
– Adam Clayton Powell Jr., "Keep the Faith, Baby!", 1967

Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.
– Evan Esar, Esar’s Comic Dictionary

Beauty of ENGLISH

Professor Ernest Brennecke of Columbia is credited with inventing a sentence that can be made to have eight different meanings by placing ONE WORD in all possible positions in the sentence: "I hit him in the eye yesterday".

The Query: What is this word…?

The Answer: The word is "ONLY".

The Message:

1. ONLY I hit him in the eye yesterday. (No one else did.)

2. I ONLY hit him in the eye yesterday. (Did not slap him.)

3. I hit ONLY him in the eye yesterday. (I did not hit others.)

4. I hit him ONLY in the eye yesterday. (I did not hit outside the eye.)

5. I hit him in ONLY the eye yesterday. (Not other organs.)

6. I hit him in the ONLY eye yesterday. (He doesn’t have another eye.)

7. I hit him in the eye ONLY yesterday. (Not today.)

8. I hit him in the eye yesterday ONLY. (Did not wait for today.)

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