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Optimist: a proponent of the doctrine that black is white.

Optimist: a proponent of the doctrine that black is white.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Optimism Quotes,
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DIPLOMACY, n. Lying in state, or the patriotic art of lying for one's country.

DIPLOMACY, n. Lying in state, or the patriotic art of lying for one's country.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Diplomacy Quotes,
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MISERICORDE, n. A dagger which in mediaeval warfare was used by the foot soldier to remind an unhorsed knight that read more

MISERICORDE, n. A dagger which in mediaeval warfare was used by the foot soldier to remind an unhorsed knight that he was mortal.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Knight Quotes,
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Compromise. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he read more

Compromise. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Compromise Quotes,
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FUNERAL, n. A pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker, and strengthen our grief read more

FUNERAL, n. A pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker, and strengthen our grief by an expenditure that deepens our groans and doubles our tears.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Undertakers Quotes,
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