quote by Ambrose Bierce

Clairvoyant, n.: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron - namely, that he is a blockhead.

— Ambrose Bierce

Most Powerful Blockheads quotations

I myself identify as a recovering Blockhead.

You'd be surprised how many twenty- and thirty-something hipster chicks have the NKOTB skeleton in their closet, albeit artfully concealed by stacks of Ksubi skinny jeans and ironic Judas Priest T-shirts.

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

Sex and drugs and rock and roll.

He's a blockhead who wants a proof of what he cannot perceive.

And he's a fool a fool who tries to make such a blockhead believe.

The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.

Nationalism is the love which ties me to the blockheads of my country, to the insultors of my way of life, and to the desecrators of my language.

I have felt in my very blood, ever since I was born, a most unconquerable hatred towards the whole tribe of fools, and it arises from the fact that I feel myself a blockhead whenever I am in their company.

A blockhead cannot come in, nor go away, nor sit, nor rise, nor stand, like a man of sense.

An illusion of depth often occurs if a blockhead is a muddlehead at the same time

There never was any party, faction, sect, or cabal whatsoever, in which the most ignorant were not the most violent; for a bee is not a busier animal than a blockhead.

The uplifters are forever running around telling blockheads they would do better if they would believe in themselves. But they already do. That is why they are blockheads.

Of all the griefs that harass the distress'd, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest; Fate never wounds more deep the generous heart, Than when a blockhead's insult points the dart.

The ancients, who in these matters were not perhaps such blockheads as some may conceive, considered poetical quotation as one of the requisite ornaments of oratory.

No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.

I have come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason, I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me.

To how many blockheads of my time has a cold and taciturn demeanor procured the credit of prudence and capacity!

The most annoying of all blockheads is a well-read fool.

The liar at any rate recognizes that recreation, not instruction, is the aim of conversation, and is a far more civilized being than the blockhead who loudly expresses his disbelief in a story which is told simply for the amusement of the company.

Buy good books, and read them; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads.

Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know.

Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.

Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads.

A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one -- they show one another off to the best advantage.

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.

A well-read fool is the most pestilent of blockheads;

his learning is a flail which he knows not how to handle, and with which he breaks his neighbor's shins as well as his own. Keep a fellow of this description at arm's length, as you value the integrity of your bones.

Dame Fortune, like most others of the female sex, is generally most indulgent to the nimble-mettled blockheads.

What blockheads are those wise persons, who think it necessary that a child should comprehend everything it reads.

Will without intellect is the most vulgar and common thing in the world, possessed by every blockhead, who, in the gratification of his passions, shows the stuff of which he is made.

Always 'duty.' I am sick of the word. They are a lot of old blockheads in flannel vests and of old women with foot-warmers and rosaries who constantly drone into our ears 'Duty, duty!' Ah! by Jove! one's duty is to feel what is great, cherish the beautiful, and not accept all the conventions of society with the ignominy that it imposes upon us.

Blame-all and Praise-all are two blockheads.

Idiots, the lame, the blind, the dumb, are men in whom the devils have established themselves: and all the physicians who heal these infirmities, as though they proceeded from natural causes, are ignorant blockheads.

The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead.

Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit.

No government has ever been, or can ever be, wherein time-servers and blockheads will not be uppermost.

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