Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Quotes

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JEALOUS, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.

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IMMODEST, adj. Having a strong sense of one's own merit, coupled with a feeble conception of worth in others.

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IMMIGRANT, n. An unenlightened person who thinks one country better than another.

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HOSPITALITY, n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging.

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GUILLOTINE, n. A machine which makes a Frenchman shrug his shoulders with good reason.

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EXPOSTULATION, n. One of the many methods by which fools prefer to lose their friends.

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ERUDITION, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.

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CONFIDANT, CONFIDANTE, n. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B, confided by 'him' to C.

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CLOSE-FISTED, adj. Unduly desirous of keeping that which many meritorious persons wish to obtain.

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