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 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “In Italian, a belladonna is a beautiful lady in English, it's a deadly poison.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “CRITIC, n. A person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody tries to please him.There is a land of pure delight, Beyond the Jordan's flood, Where saints, apparelled all in white, Fling back the critic's mud.And as he legs it through the skies, His pelt a sable hue, He sorrows sore to recognize The missiles that he threw. --Orrin Goof”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Better late than before anybody has invited you.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “HOMICIDE, n. The slaying of one human being by another. There are four kinds of homocide felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slain whether he fell by one kind or another --the classification is for advantage of the lawyers.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “ENVELOPE, n. The coffin of a document the scabbard of a bill the husk of a remittance the bed-gown of a love-letter.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “ILLUMINATI, n. A sect of Spanish heretics of the latter part of the sixteenth century so called because they were light weights --cunctationes illuminati.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Appeal. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Revolution is an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Nominee. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of public office.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “The are and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Politeness -- The most acceptable hypocrisy.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Physician -- One upon whom we set our hopes when ill and our dogs when well.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Laughter -- An interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “This ONLY is denied God The power to undo the past.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “Habit is a shackle for the free.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker.”
 Ambrose Bierce - “When in Rome, do as Rome does.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “There are 4 kinds of homicide felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Saint A dead sinner revised and edited.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Sabbath - a weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Prescription A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Lawsuit A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.”

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