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Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. Options
Daemon
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Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
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Daemon wrote:
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


Sick What does this mean by 'terrifies' a husband?....
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A man with a beautiful wife cannot be complacent - if she knows her power....Whistle Whistle
Bierce is a satirist - it is a joke.
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There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
Oscar Wilde
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nah! my beauty charmed my lover who definitely became my husband but it does not terrifies him, it makes him love me more...AMBROCE seems to have a low confidence with himself
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That's why many men are afraid of beautiful women!
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Daemon wrote:
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


Beauty don't tease, it's sexuality which tear apart flesh. Such waste of power or not?
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hehe, that's true
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This is from The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce.

Ambrose 'Bitter' Bierce was immortalised by The Devil's Dictionary. His series of satirical definitions and irreverent aphorisms first appeared from 1881 to 1886 in the columns of a provincial newspaper, impaling the sacred cows of civilised life - and much else besides - upon the spikes of his own mordant wit.

From Birth ('the direst of all disasters') to Death ('the golden goal attained'), via Love ('a temporary insanity curable by marriage'), Faith ('belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel') and Hope ('Desire and expectation rolled into one'), Bierce couches his barbs in a language with echoes of Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde. He was also a master of spoof verse and prose, his powers of invention ably demonstrated in the gallery of 'sources' for his definitions.

http://books.google.com.br/books?

http://www.foliosociety.com/book/DED/devil-s-dictionary

CinOvation
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Ambrose Bierce's 'The Devil's Dictionary' is indeed excellent.

This is one of my favorite entries:

Egotist, n: A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.

Project Gutenberg has it online here: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce.
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"Man – an animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be. His chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species, which, however, multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to infest the whole habitable earth and Canada."
Gary98
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Her beauty is such that with one smile she crumbles your citadel, and your country with another --- a Chinese saying
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Daemon wrote:
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


Only if the woman is a poor wife.
Vicki Holzknecht
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Good quote!
Alexander Lo
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I do not think it is a very nice definiation for beauty of women.
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Hope ('Desire and expectation rolled into one')



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