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

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

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Friendship Quotes,
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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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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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Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred read more

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Love Quotes,
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Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his read more

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Power 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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REPENTANCE, n. The faithful attendant and follower of Punishment. It is usually manifest in a degree of reformation that is read more

REPENTANCE, n. The faithful attendant and follower of Punishment. It is usually manifest in a degree of reformation that is not inconsistent with continuity of sin.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Repentance Quotes,
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Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Anger Quotes,
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