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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Quotes

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BARRACK, n. A house in which soldiers enjoy a portion of that of which it is their business to deprive others.

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but a combination of the stone wall, the political parasite and the moral instructor is no garden of sweets.

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YEAR, n. A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments.

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Marriage is the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two.

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PHYSICIAN, n. One upon whom we set our hopes when ill and our dogs when well.

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While your friend holds you affectionately by both your hands, you are safe, for you can watch both his.

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DISCUSSION, n. A method of confirming others in their errors.

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INFLUENCE, n. In politics, a visionary quo given in exchange for a substantial quid.

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Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.

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HABIT, n. A shackle for the free.

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ABSCOND, v.i. To 'move in a mysterious way,' commonly with the property of another.

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A man is known by the company he organizes.

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PLOW, n. An implement that cries aloud for hands accustomed to the pen.

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