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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sometimes it's hard to be honest.

On Right Wing News, a list of best quotes from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles.”

I haven’t read the book, but I read the quotes. Here’s my favorite:

Dan Casstevens, formerly of the Dallas Morning News, tells a story about Frank Szymanski, A Notre Dame center in the 1940s, who had been called in as a witness in a civil suit in South Bend, Indiana.

'Are you on the Notre Dame football team this year?' the judge asked.

'Yes, your honor.'

'What position?'

'Center, your honor.'

'How good a center?'

Szymanski squirmed in his seat, but said firmly: 'Sir, "I'm the best center Notre Dame ever had.'

Coach Frank Leahy, who was in the courtroom, was surprised. Szymanski had always been modest and unassuming. So when the proceedings were over, he took Szymanski aside and asked why he had made such a statement.

Szymanski blushed.

'I hated to do it, Coach,' he said, 'But, after all, I was under oath.'

-- P.358
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