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The Devil's Dictionary: Outcome

by Ambrose Bierce
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OUTCOME

-n.

A particular type of disappointment. By the kind of intelligence that sees in an exception a proof of the rule the wisdom of an act is judged by the outcome, the result. This is immortal nonsense; the wisdom of an act is to be juded by the light that the doer had when he performed it.

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