Ambrose Bierce on Zeal

Posted by bryanzug - 2005/10/03

Picked up a nice quote on zeal from David Allen’s blog this AM. Great note to folks like me who, shall we say, brew over with passion from time to time.

It’s by Ambrose Bierce —

Zeal, n. A certain nervous disorder afflicting the young and inexperienced. A passion that goeth before a sprawl.      When Zeal sought Gratitude for his reward      He went away exclaiming: “O my Lord!”      “What do you want?” the Lord asked, bending down.      “An ointment for my cracked and bleeding crown.”      — Jum Coople — Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911

David posted part of the quote. I was able to google the full thing and the source.

(Have I mentioned that I’m a huge fan of David Allen and that I’d stalk him if I had the time?)



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