Ambrose Bierce
Horse Cave Creek, Ohio

Quotes

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Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors.
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Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
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Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.
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Alliance. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
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Philanthropist. A rich (and usually bald) old gentleman who has trained himself to grin while his conscience is picking his pocket.
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Life. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
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Historian. A broad-gauge gossip.
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Appeal. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.
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Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.
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Backbite. To "speak of a man as you find him" when he can't find you.

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