Friday, June 18, 2004

Satiric Quotes for the Day

One of my favorite places, with a random sampling below

The Devil's Dictionary
by
Ambrose Bierce

DIPLOMACY, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country.

DEBT, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slave-driver.

GRACES, n. Three beautiful goddesses, Aglaia, Thalia and Euphrosyne, who attended upon Venus, serving without salary. They were at no expense for board and clothing, for they ate nothing to speak of and dressed according to the weather, wearing whatever breeze happened to be blowing.

JUSTICE, n. A commodity which is a more or less adulterated condition the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service.

1 comment:

Don Snabulus said...

Deliciously cynical. (Buurp!)