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A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be.

A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Cynic Quotes,
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Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.rn

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.rn

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Nature Quotes,
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Liar: A lawyer with a roving commission.

Liar: A lawyer with a roving commission.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Lies 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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Birth: The first and direst of all disasters.

Birth: The first and direst of all disasters.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Babies Quotes,
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In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, patriotism is defined as the last refuge of a scoundrel. With all due respect to read more

In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, patriotism is defined as the last refuge of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Patriotism Quotes,
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Diplomacy: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.

Diplomacy: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.

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

History: 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: History Quotes,
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Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.

Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Dawn Quotes, Sleep Quotes,
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RECREATION, n. A particular kind of dejection to relieve a general fatigue.

RECREATION, n. A particular kind of dejection to relieve a general fatigue.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Recreation Quotes,
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