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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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