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Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)
US author & satirist [more author details]
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Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
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Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
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Admiration, n.: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
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Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
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Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
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Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.
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Cabbage: A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
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Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
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Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum (I think that I think, therefore I think that I am.)
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In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
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Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
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Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
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Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
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Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
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The covers of this book are too far apart.
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The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
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There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know.
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To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
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