Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
More Quotes by Ambrose Bierce
- » WORSHIP, n. Homo Creator’s testimony to the sound construction and fine finish of Deus Creatus.
- » BATH, n. A kind of mystic ceremony substituted for religious worship, with what spiritual efficacy has not been determined.
- » Fidelity – a virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.
- » Perseverance, n. A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
- » MYTHOLOGY, n. The body of a primitive people’s beliefs concerning its origin, early history, heroes…
- » Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
- » Wit – the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.