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Quotation: Ambrose Bierce on Accountability


Accountability, n.: The mother of caution.

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Quotation: Ambrose Bierce on man and provider


The male of the human race is commonly known (to the female) as Mere Man. The genus has two varieties: good providers and bad providers.

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Quotation: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) on Experience as an “undesirable Old Acquaintance”


Experience, n.: The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

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Quotation: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) on the first letter of the ILphabet (think about it: shouldn’t the alphabet start with the Letter I?)


I is the first letter of the alphabet, the first word of the language, the first thought of the mind, the first object of affection.

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Quotation: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) on offense and pardon as….economic value! ($,$,$)


 

Amnesty, n.: The state’s magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.

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Quotation: Ambrose Bierce: “Circus”, according to the Devil’s Dictionary


Circus, n.: A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women, and children acting the fool.

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Today’s Quotation: The Devil’s Dictionary on “Grammar” (Ambrose Bierce)


Grammar, n.: A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction.

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Today’s Quotation: Ambrose Bierce About clocks and man


Clock, n.: A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him.

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Quotation of theDay: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) – Definition of “COMPROMISE”


Compromise, n.: Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.

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Today’s Quotation: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) on individuality


In matters of thought and conduct, to be independent is to be abnormal, to be abnormal is to be detested.

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Quotation of the Day: Ambrose Bierce: “Edible”…defined


Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.

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