Quotation Explorer - 'Ingenious'

ADMINISTRATION, n. An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. A man of straw, proof against bad-egging and dead-catting. - Ambrose Bierce
Without a doubt, the most ingenious plan I could ever hope to devise would be to trade my plans for God’s. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Our imagination is God’s ingenious gift that hands us the privilege of romping and playing in realities that we can’t see only because we’ve yet to create them. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I would be dreadfully remiss not to think that God would painstakingly craft something an intimately ingenious and inexplicably intricate as my life, and that by virtue of such sheer brilliance I should not examine it with the greatest precision and unleash it with the fullest abandon. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life. - W. Somerset Maugham
Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. - Ambrose Bierce
Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought. - Austin Phelps
Maybe she had it wrong all this time and her empty heart could never be filled by his ingenious broken spirit. Maybe this yearning had nothing to do with him, and everything to do with her. - Coco J. Ginger
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy. - Jonathan Swift
Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having. - Ambrose Bierce
Truth -- An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance.
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins commited in previous lives. - James Joyce
It’s not so much about writing the story of Christmas itself, as ingenious as it is. In reality, it’s much more about writing the story of Christmas into the story of life so that it will become the story of life. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The most ridiculous activity of human mind is questioning. Cognition of reality surpasses both question and answer, however ingenious. - Raheel Farooq
I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively, instead of skeptically and dictatorially. - E.B. White
ALDERMAN, n. An ingenious criminal who covers his secret thieving with a pretence of open marauding. - Ambrose Bierce
BAROMETER, n. An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having. - Ambrose Bierce
TRUTH, n. An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance. Discovery of truth is the sole purpose of philosophy, which is the most ancient occupation of the human mind and has a fair prospect of existing with increasing activity to the end of time. - Ambrose Bierce
The ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
I often think myself to be so ingenious that I don’t even realize that my own plans may actually be my own undoing. Therefore, I might be wise to realize that God’s plans undo what I’ve done that’s undoing me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why. - James Joyce
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