Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Strange But True

2013 – 52

Monday, December 30th, 2013

2013 – 52

• It was noted American writer and essayist Flannery O’Connor who made the following sage observation: “Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” • Even though the human brain makes up only 2...

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2013 – 51

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

2013 – 51

• It was noted wit Ambrose Bierce who defined an egotist as “a person more interested in himself than in me.” • If you could go back in time and sample a beer from the 1700s, you...

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2013 – 50

Monday, December 16th, 2013

2013 – 50

• It was beloved American pianist and comedian Jimmy Durante who made the following sage observation: “Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down.” • Famed markswoman and exhibition...

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2013 – 49

Monday, December 9th, 2013

2013 – 49

• It was industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who was born into a poor Scottish family and emigrated to the U.S. as a teen, who made the following sage observation: “There is not such a cradle of democracy upon...

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2013 – 48

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

2013 – 48

• It was American author Erica Jong who made the following sage observation: “Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” • Jon Bon Jovi is probably best known...

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2013 – 47

Monday, November 25th, 2013

2013 – 47

• It was noted German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who made the following sage observation: “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who...

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2013 – 46

Monday, November 18th, 2013

2013 – 46

• It was lexicographer Samuel Johnson who made the following sage observation: “Always, set a high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord, will love you more...

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2013 – 45

Monday, November 11th, 2013

2013 – 45

• It was noted wit Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: “Every saint has a past and every sinner a future.” • It seems that having blond hair was popular in ancient Rome, too. Those...

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2013 – 44

Monday, November 4th, 2013

2013 – 44

• It was the ever-proper Emily Post who made the following sage observation: “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you...

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2013 – 43

Monday, October 28th, 2013

2013 – 43

• It was much-loved Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who made the following sage observation: “It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.” • If you find brushing your teeth to be tedious, you...

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