Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Quote Unquote - II

  • When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber -- Winston Churchill
  • Stone age didn’t end because we ran out of stones -- Ahmed Zaki Yamani
  • The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke
  • A country is known by the proverbs it keeps -- Anonymous
  • I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go -- Abraham Lincoln
  • Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity are strictly confined to man; he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them -- Mark Twain
  • The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself -- Mark Twain
  • Man's greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies instead of making peace with his neighbors -- Elbert Hubbard
  • Most people have no knowledge of their history. They only live it. -- Bhishm Sahani
  • A person's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Well Done Major Khan (55-word Fiction)


"Well Done Major Khan, that was a brave show", said Brigadier Singh, "But you look upset".
"Nothing, Sir".
"One of the enemy soldiers killed was his cousin", explained Colonel Khanna.
"Uncle had migrated during 1947, father chose not to".
"Jai Hind, Sir".
"Jai Hind, Dismissed".