Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
Life Arts

An Occasional Quotation from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary – Just What the Doctor Ordered!

By       Message GLloyd Rowsey     Permalink    (# of views)   2 comments

Related Topic(s): ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 19172
Become a Fan
  (37 fans)
- Advertisement -

Today is January 12, 2009, in the United States of America, and the following are four "D" words:

Defame: v. To lie about another.  To tell the truth about another. 

And  

Defenseless: adj.  Unable to attack. 

- Advertisement -

And 

Degenerate: adj. Less conspicuously admirable than one's ancestors.  The contemporaries of Homer were striking examples of degeneracy; it required ten of them to raise a rock or a riot that one of the heroes of the Trojan War could have raised with ease.  Homer never tires of sneering at 'men who live in these degenerate days,' which is perhaps why they suffered him to beg his bread – a marked instance of returning good for evil, for if they had forbidden him he would certainly have starved. 

And 

- Advertisement -

Distance: n. The only thing that the rich are willing for the poor to call theirs and keep.     

-

(Read a few biographical words about Ambrose Bierce, from the 1958 Dover paperback edition of The Devil's Dictionary, here.)

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

For Brave Eyes - Eleven Images on December 8, 2008

Dorothea Rockburne – Introducing Mathematics into 20th Century Optical Art

A Pictorial Essay - Abstract Expressionism versus Geometric Expressionism

Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn, by Evan S. Connell

Fine Art on 12.28.008 - Four Contemporary Surrealist Paintings

Reflecting Sadness - The Art of Richard Estes