Posts Tagged ‘Success’

SUCCESS, n. As commonly conceived in the United States, the transformation of oneself from productive worker to parasite. The greater the degree of parasitism, the greater the degree of success. See also “Parasitology” and “Hedge Fund Manager.

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— from The American Heretic’s Dictionary (revised & expanded), the 21st-century successor to Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary. (The link goes to 50 sample definitions and illustrations.)

American Heretic's Dictionary revised and expanded by Chaz Bufe, front cover

J.R. Ewing

“Once you give up integrity, the rest is a piece of cake.”

— TV character J.R. Ewing (played by Larry Hagman on “Dallas”), quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle March 22, 1987, with a particularly apt and accurate bit of honesty for the age of Trump

Aphorism of the Day 12-11-17

Posted: December 11, 2017 in Humor, Quotations
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“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.”

— Anonymous

Gore Vidal

“It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.”

–Gore Vidal