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Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is read more

Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Acquaintance Quotes,
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HOSPITALITY, n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food read more

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

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Hospitality Quotes,
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... the patriotic art of lying for one's country.

... the patriotic art of lying for one's country.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Diplomacy Quotes,
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HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers read more

HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Knave Quotes,
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VALOR, n. A soldierly compound of vanity, duty and the gambler's hope.

VALOR, n. A soldierly compound of vanity, duty and the gambler's hope.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Valor Quotes,
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