Ambrose Bierce Quotes

Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

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HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

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History is an account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.

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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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Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

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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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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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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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A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing

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

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