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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Quotes

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DISTRESS, n. A disease incurred by exposure to the prosperity of a friend.

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Corporation. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.

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

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ENVY, n. Emulation adapted to the meanest capacity.

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BRUTE, n. See HUSBAND.

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Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.

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ARCHBISHOP, n. An ecclesiastical dignitary one point holier than a bishop.

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HASH, x. There is no definition for this word nobody knows what hash is.

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Abstainer - a weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.

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PRESENTABLE, adj. Hideously appareled after the manner of the time and place.

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ABSENTEE, n. A person with an income who has had the forethought to remove himself from the sphere of exaction.

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Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.

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In Italian, a belladonna is a beautiful lady in English, it's a deadly poison.

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PROPHECY, n. The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery.

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HEARSE, n. Death's baby-carriage.

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