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

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Today is January 19, 2009, in the United States of America.  And there is no entry for "Martin Luther King" or "Celebrate."  But there is this, in part, for:

Cemetary. n. His virtues were so conspicuous that his enemies, unable to overlook them, denied them, and his friends, to whose loose lives they were a rebuke, represented them as vices. They are here commemorated by his family, who share them.

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

 

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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...)
 

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