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ZOOLOGY, n. The science and history of the animal kingdom, including its king, the House Fly ("Musca maledicta"). The father read more

ZOOLOGY, n. The science and history of the animal kingdom, including its king, the House Fly ("Musca maledicta"). The father of Zoology was Aristotle, as is universally conceded, but the name of its mother has not come down to us.

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Patience, n. -- A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.

Patience, n. -- A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.

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Compromise. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he read more

Compromise. 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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To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.

To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Certainty Quotes,
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Optimism. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.

Optimism. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.

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