» Add Quotes to Your Site - Quote Generatoradd quote of the day, random quotes or by topic (e.g. funny quotes) Quote DB :: Authors :: Ambrose Bierce :: View Quote View Quote "PRESIDENCY, n. The greased pig in the field game of American politics." - Copy to Clipboard -- Ambrose Bierce Listed in: Presidency Add Quote To Your Quote List Rating: 5 Rate Quote 1 votes submitted Your Name: Friend's Email: Top 5 quotes from Ambrose Bierce "The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge." "PRESIDENT, n. The leading figure in a small group of men of whom — and of whom only — it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for President." "Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." "A grave is a place where the dead are laid to await the coming of the medical student." "Ocean: A body of water occupying 2/3 of a world made for man...who has no gills." Top 5 quotes from Presidency "I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to." "I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a President, and I think I'll go along with them." "PRESIDENCY, n. The greased pig in the field game of American politics." "A President either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a single moment." "No one who has not had the responsibility can really understand what it is like to be President, not even his closest aides or members of his immediate family. There is no end to the chain of responsibility that binds him, and he is never allowed to forget that he is President."