My father sent me this e-mail yesterday, and I liked it so much I decided to pass it along to you. I hope you enjoy reading the following quotes as much as I did, if not, you will still note a comparable difference in the way we phrase our arguments today.
E-mail begins here:
"There was a time when words were used beautifully. These glorious insults are from an era when cleverness with words was still valued, before a great portion of the English language was boiled down to four-letter words!"
The exchange between Churchill and Lady Astor:
She said, "If you were my husband, I'd give you poison," and he said,
"If you were my wife, I'd take it."
"Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
"A modest little person, with much to be modest about."
"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."
"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one."
"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here."
"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial."
"He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others."
"There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure".
"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt."
"They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge." - Thomas Brackett Reed.
"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him."
"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?"
"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it."
A MAN MARRIES A WOMAN EXPECTING SHE WILL REMAIN THE SAME; SHE DOESN'T.