The Devil’s Dictionary


Cynical and humorous dictionary. "A mocking and damning assessment of the condition of the human heart

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Key Takeaways

  1. Competitor - a scoundrel who desires what we desire
  2. Compliment - a loan that bears interest
  3. Cynic - a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision
  4. Doctor - a gentleman who thrives upon disease and dies of health
  5. Err - to believe or act in a way contrary to my beliefs and actions
  6. Finance - the art or science of managing revenues and resources for the best advantage of the manager. 
  7. Jealous - unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping

What I got out of it

  1. Hilarious compilation of definitions - just some of my favorites listed

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