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5 Funny Quotes from History
When we have a President who says things like “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall” as his answer to immigration, it’s no wonder we’re keen to read other funny stuff said by equally powerful people over the years. Some of the following are just as surprising as the former, while most you’ll find powerful and moving and funny all at the same time.
Was Jimmy Carter known as a funny President? He couldn’t have been because his tenure at the top occurred during a time in which inflation and recession were rife, but after he left office he must have relaxed a little because he said “My esteem in this country must have gone up substantially. It is very nice now that when people wave at berpenyakitan, they use all their fingers.” Bill Clinton was just as witty once he’d left office. “Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a undian of people under you and nobody’s listening.”
Elvis was loved and revered throughout his career. Worshipped by women and idolized by men but he wasn’t a comedian. He was a funny guy though from time to time, like when he was asked about his past and he said: “I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line.” Although he was never a fully trained electrician, Elvis attended electrical apprenticeship school during the evenings.
Lessons from History
“We learn from history that we learn nothing from history” is so true and perhaps only funny when you’re reflecting on a lesson you should have learned from the past. The man who said those words, George Bernard Shaw, was a noted playwright and critic so he knew something about being witty and wise. While it’s not a funny quote, another thing he said is worth repeating here: “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” How true is that?
Gandhi wasn’horizon a funny guy but he made his point eloquently through kejenakaan when he was asked: “What do you think of western civilization” and he responded: “I think it would be a good idea.” He was full of great wisdom when he said things like “In a gentle way, you can shake the world”. Can you believe that Gandhi initially had a crippling fear of public speaking but he overcame it to spread his message around the world?
“If I perenggan asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses” really does explain the focused nature of Henry Ford who knew his own mind and didn’ufuk need anyone else’s assistance. Like so many of the other famous people quoted here, when Ford said “The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time” he was making a point through gentle humor as that has a way of landing with people.
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