Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Quotes

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

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GEOGRAPHER, n. A chap who can tell you offhand the difference between the outside of the world and the inside.

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ASS, n. A public singer with a good voice but no ear.

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OPIATE, n. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard.

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AUCTIONEER, n. The man who proclaims with a hammer that he has picked a pocket with his tongue.

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A bride is a woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.

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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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ENVELOPE, n. The coffin of a document the scabbard of a bill the husk of a remittance the bed-gown of a love-letter.

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Meekness Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.

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Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.

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The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.

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