Devilish Wisdom

QUORUM, n. A sufficient number of members of a deliberative body to have their own way and their own way of having it. In the United States Senate a quorum consists of the chairman of the Committee on Finance and a messenger from the White House; in the House of Representatives, of the Speaker and the devil.

—Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

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1 Response to Devilish Wisdom

  1. This should be in Webster’s Dictionary

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