Ambrose Bierce
Horse Cave Creek, Ohio

Quotes

11 November 2014
Conservative. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
11 November 2014
Convent. A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
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Corporation. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
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Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.
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Cynic. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
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Divorce. A resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.
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Dog. A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship.
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Duty. That which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.
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Edible. Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.
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Education. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

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