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Strange But True: Feb. 14, 2019

* It was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who made the following sage observation: “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” * In Washington state it once...

 

Strange But True: Feb. 7, 2019

* It was Henry Brooks Adams, American historian and descendant of two U.S. presidents, who made the following sage observation: "They know enough who know how to learn." * Spanish explorers named California after a mythical island of Amazon women...

 

Strange But True: Jan. 31, 2019

* It was 20th-century American author Margaret Mitchell -- best known, of course, for her Civil War-era novel "Gone With the Wind" -- who made the following sage observation: "Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was...

 

Strange But True: Jan. 17, 2019

* It was Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, communist revolutionary and the first leader of the Soviet Union, who made the following sage observation: “One fool can ask more questions in a minute than 12 wise men can answer in an hour.” * Back in 1893, when...

 

Strange But True: Jan. 10, 2019

* In this time of bitter partisan rivalries, it would be well to remember the following sage observation: “Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would cheer just as much if you and I were going to be hanged.” The man who first made...

 

Strange But True: Jan. 3, 2019

* It was English journalist, political essayist and novelist George Orwell, probably best known for his works “Nineteen Eighty-Four” and “Animal Farm,” who made the following sage observation: “Serious sport has nothing to do with fair...

 

Strange But True: Dec. 27, 2018

* It was way back in the 17th century when noted Scottish scholar Patrick Young made the following sage observation: “The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on...

 

Strange But True: Dec. 20, 2018

* It was beloved American comedian and film star Groucho Marx who made the following sage observation: “There’s one way to find out if a man is honest — ask him. If he says ‘Yes,’ you know he is a crook.” * You might be surprised to...

 

Strange But True: Dec. 13, 2018

* It was New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd who made the following sage observation: “The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.” * A law in Memphis, Tennessee, states that it is illegal for a...

 

Strange But True: Dec. 6, 2018

* It was Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, who made the following sage observation: “There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there...

 

Strange But True: Nov. 22, 2018

* It was way back in the 19th century that American author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau made the following sage observation: “Men have become the tools of their tools.” * If you were asked to name the U.S. state that is geographically clos...

 

Strange But True: Nov. 15, 2018

* It was 20th-century American singer and songwriter Bobbie Gentry who made the following sage observation: “Euphemism is a euphemism for lying.” * In a match between a 200-pound mountain lion and a 20-pound porcupine, the lion is likely to be...

 

Strange But True: Nov. 1, 2018

* It was civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. who made the following sage observation: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” * Everyone knows that a sophomore is someone in his or her...

 

Strange But True: Oct. 25, 2018

* It was early 20th-century Irish author Robert Wilson Lynd who made the following sage observation: “The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.” * If you’re...

 

Strange But True: Oct. 11, 2018

* It was 17th-century French author Francois de La Rochefoucauld who made the following sage observation: “Some people with great virtues are disagreeable, while others with great vices are delightful.” * If you wanted to dig to the center of the...

 

Strange But True

* It was noted American science fiction author Philip K. Dick who made the following sage observation: “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” * You might be surprised to learn that when Hernan Cortes reached...

 

Strange But True

* It was Democratic governor and presidential hopeful Adlai Stevenson who made the following sage observation: “A free society is a place where it’s safe to be unpopular.” * Statistics show that for every 71,000 skydiving jumps made, there is...

 

Strange But True

* It was 19th-century English naturalist and biologist Charles Darwin who made the following sage observation: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” * In Nazi...

 

Strange But True

* It was Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, who made the following sage observation: “There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there a...

 

Strange But True

* It was Scott Adams, best known as the creator of the “Dilbert” comic strip, who made the following observation: “Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about...

 

Strange But True

* It was American author, journalist and psychoanalysis researcher Judith Viorst who made the following sage observation: “Infatuation is when you think that he’s as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader,...

 

Strange But True

* It was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who made the following sage observation: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” * There are lots of sports fans out there, and a lot of sports to...

 

Strange But True

* It was 18th-century French writer Sebastien Nicolas de Chamfort who made the following sage observation: “Conscience is a dog that does not stop us from passing but that we cannot prevent from barking.” * You might be surprised to learn that...

 

Strange But True

* It was poet, philosopher and satirist Horace, who lived in the first century B.C., who made the following sage observation: “He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.” *...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    July 26, 2018

Strange But True

* It was French playwright Albert Guinon who made the following sage observation: “There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves.” * You may not be...

 

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