Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

If you haven't heard the name before, then your education is lacking:

Ambrose Bierce was one of the world's greatest satirists.
Here's his take on the word 'SAW':

Saw, n. a trite popular saying, or proverb. (Figurative and colloquial). So called because it makes its way into a wooden head. Following are examples of old saws fitted with new teeth.

A penny saved is a penny to squander
A man is known by the company he organizes
A bad workman quarrels with the man who calls him that
A bird in the hand is worth what it will bring
Better late than before anybody has invited you
Example is better than following it
Half a loaf is better than a whole one if there is much else
Think twice before you speak to a friend in need
What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do it
Least said is soonest disavowed
He laughs best who laughs least
Speak of the devil and he will hear about it
Of two evils choose to be the least
Strike while your employer has a big contract
Where there's a will there's a won't

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