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#definitions

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Network: Any thing reticulated or decussated, at equal distances, with interstices between the intersections [....] Reticulated: Made of network; formed with interstitial vacuities.


Samuel Johnson


#verbosity #equality

I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; - poetry = the best words in the best order.


Samuel Taylor Coleridge


#clever #definitions #homely #i #i wish

Consensus: “The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: ‘I stand for consensus?


Margaret Thatcher


#democracy #leadership #politics #leadership

Avant-garde is French for bullshit


John Lennon


#definitions #art

Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.


Richard P. Feynman


#science

Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.


Ambrose Bierce


#devil

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence


H.L. Mencken


#love #imagination

Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.


Ronald Reagan


#depression #recession #slogan #job

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.


H.L. Mencken


#definitions #ethics #humor #humor

An alcoholic is someone you don't like, who drinks as much as you do.


Dylan Thomas


#definitions #humor #substance-abuse #humor






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