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The Three Umpires

Three Blind Umpires

One weekend the junior umpire, the senior umpire, and the master of all umpires got together to discuss their craft.

After hours and hours of deliberation and thoughtful discussion, the junior umpire stands up and he says “I call ‘em the way I see ‘em“.

The other umpires nod, but then the senior umpire stands up and he says “I call ‘em the way they are”.

The room is silent. Finally, the master of all umpires says “Gentlemen, they ain’t nothing till I call ‘em”.


The Three Umpires by Norman Rockwell
The Three Umpires by Norman Rockwell

Tough Call – also known as Game Called Because of Rain, Bottom of the Sixth, or The Three Umpires – is a 1948 painting by American artist Norman Rockwell, painted for the April 23, 1949, cover of The Saturday Evening Post magazine.

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Things that tell the truth


Small children

Drunk people 

And Yoga pants

Calab C.Colton (1788-1832)

COLTON‚ Charles Caleb

The greatest friend of truth is time; her greatest enemy is prejudiced; and her constant companion is humility.

Henry L. Mencken

Henry L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Henry L. Mencken (1880-1956)

I believe that it is better to tell the truth to than a lie.  I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.  And I believe it is better to know then be ignorant. 

Richard Cecil (1748-1777)

Richaed Cecil

All extremes are error.  The reverse of error is not truth, but errors still.  Truth lies between extremes.

Madeleine Swetchine

Madeleine Swetchine (1782-1857)

Madeleine Swetchine (1782-1857)

When two truths seemed directly opposed to each other, we must not question either, but remember there is a third – God – who reserves to himself the right to harmonize them. 

William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

 

"One that lies three thirds and uses a known truth to pass a thousand nothings with, should be once heard and thrice beaten.''