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User Name: Tatlock
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Joined: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Last Visit: Monday, November 30, 2020 10:00:25 AM
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Topic: The soldier who executes what his captain orders does no less than the captain himself who gives the order.
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:03:29 AM
thar wrote:
To all those soldiers, thankyou for being better humans than your "superiors".

That's an amazing story. Could you share your source so I can read further about this topic?
Topic: The mother as a social servant instead of a home servant will not lack in true mother duty. From her work, loved and honored...
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 9:01:34 AM
None of that is true. Gilman was lying. The impetus for the women's movement was the demand of capitalists for a greater pool of labor. The idea that women would be better mothers after a long day working is ludicrous.
Topic: Love...roots up the will like a leaf, and sweeps the whole heart into the abyss.
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:20:46 PM
Adyl Mouhei wrote:
It is debatable to assert what love can do or to state what love can't do. Love only tells us about one particular experience which happened to a particular individual.

Maybe you're right, but sweeping generalizations and figurative language are so much fun! :)
Topic: Connoisseur, n.: A specialist who knows everything about something and nothing about anything else.
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:45:22 PM
Wilmar (USA) 1M wrote:
Connoisseur, n.: A specialist who knows everything about something and nothing about anything else.

I think this one needs to be amended, or at least it does based on the people I know. A specialist who THINKS he knows everything about something, AND knows nothing about anything else.

I agree with you, but I think that meaning is conveyed by Bierce's definition ironically.
Topic: Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 6:00:27 PM
Adyl Mouhei wrote:
How I appreciate Ambrose Bierce 's eloquence.

He's outstanding - in my view, among the finest writers of epigrams.
Topic: Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Posted: Friday, January 3, 2020 12:04:02 PM
Some teachers are capable of learning, and some aren't, I'll wager.
Topic: Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:16:03 PM
Admin, JFK has been featured on the front page dozens of times. Please give Calvin Coolidge a chance. He's equally witty.

Examples of Silent Cal's English prowess:

"Men do not make laws. They do but discover them. Laws must be justified by something more than the will of the majority. They must rest on the eternal foundation of righteousness."

"I know that there is no better American spirit than that which is exhibited by many of those who have recently come to our shores."

Topic: You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:51:47 AM
Wilmar (USA) wrote:
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.

Since when is "laughing AT [people]" considered humor?!

Since the beginning of comedy. Aristophanes, the Father of Comedy, filled his plays with insulting caricatures of individuals (such as Socrates), and class types (such as Strepsiades) that were prominent in Athenian society at the time.
Topic: It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:11:27 PM
Neither fortunate, nor unfortunate, merely the way of nature. In order to secure prosperity one must prepare for famine, in order to secure health one must prepare for sickness, and in order to secure peace one must prepare for war. This is what is called long-term thinking and any people or civilization that thinks only for the short-term will perish.
Topic: Live all you can - it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life....
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:05:06 PM
Daemon wrote:
It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular... (1843-1916)


James is a fine stylist but overrated imo.