"The Lord's Prayer is 66 words..."

Long quote:

"The Lord's Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words."

David McIntoshin writing in the National Review (24 October 1995)

Lord's Prayer: in the Christian religion, a prayer that Jesus taught his disciples
Gettysburg Address: a famous speech in 1863 by USA President Lincoln
Declaration of Independence: a statement in 1776 announcing that the 13 American colonies then at war with Great Britain had become independent states
regulation (noun): a rule (set by some authority); a directive
cabbage (noun): a kind of vegetable

Contributor: Josef Essberger