Ambrose Bierce Quotes

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.

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Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.

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SELFISH, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others.

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An instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an assassin.

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Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.

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Politeness is the most acceptable hypocrisy

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HYPOCRITE, n. One who, profession virtues that he does not respect secures the advantage of seeming to be what he depises

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All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher

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All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher

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Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.

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Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.

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QUEEN, n. A woman by whom the realm is ruled when there is a king, and through whom it is ruled when there is not.

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The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.

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Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous

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Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous.

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Admiration. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.

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