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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1412
AUTHOR: Ambrose Gwinett Bierce (1842–c. 1914)
QUOTATION: PUSH, n. One of the two things mainly conducive to success, especially in politics. The other is Pull.
ATTRIBUTION: AMBROSE BIERCE, The Devil’s Dictionary, p. 270 (1948). Originally published in 1906 as The Cynic’s Word Book.
SUBJECTS: Politics