Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cordell Hull Story

Cordell Hull, the Secretary of State under Franklin Roosevelt, was riding in a train one day, with a companion, through the New England states.  Observing a flock of sheep feeding on a hillside his companion idly remarked, "Those sheep have recently been sheared."

Cordell Hull stared at them a moment and said, "Well, sheared on this side anyway!"

Cordell Hull was an empiricist.


  1. Talking to an empiricist would be a short talk as they would soon be dead.