Ambrose Bierce quote about disappointment from The Devil's Dictionary - OPPORTUNITY, n. A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
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OPPORTUNITY, n. A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
 Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary (1906). copy citation

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Author Ambrose Bierce
Source The Devil's Dictionary
Topic disappointment opportunity
Date 1906
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/972/972-h/972-h.htm

Context

“All acting is simulation, and the word simulation is from simia, an ape; but in opera the actor takes for his model Simia audibilis (or Pithecanthropos stentor)—the ape that howls.
The actor apes a man—at least in shape; The opera performer apes an ape.
OPIATE, n. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard.
OPPORTUNITY, n. A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
OPPOSE, v. To assist with obstructions and objections.
How lonely he who thinks to vex With bandinage the Solemn Sex! Of levity, Mere Man, beware; None but the Grave deserve the Unfair.
Percy P. Orminder” source

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