Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

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To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.

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Saint. A dead sinner revised and edited.

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Heaven lies about us in our infancy ... and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.

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Abscond. To "move" in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.

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

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Patience. A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.

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Bride. A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.

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Insurrection. An unsuccessful revolution; disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government.

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Insurance. An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.