Ambrose Bierce Quotes

Ambrose Bierce Quotes: Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.
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Ambrose Bierce Quote: PALMISTRY, n. The 947th method . . . of obtaining money by false pretences [by]
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Quotes about Ambrose Bierce: HEART, n. Figuratively, this useful organ is said to be the seat of emotions and sentiments . . . . It is now known that sentiments and emotions reside in the stomach, being evolved from food by chemical action of the gastric fluid.
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Quote about Ambrose Bierce: RADIUM, n. A mineral that gives off heat and stimulates the organ that a scientist is a fool with.
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Ambrose Bierce Sayings: PLATITUDE, n. The fundamental element and special glory of popular literature. A thought that snores in words that smoke. All that is mortal of a departed truth. A jelly-fish withering on the shore of the sea of thought. A desiccated epigram.
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Ambrose Bierce Saying: Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
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Sayings about Ambrose Bierce: aim, n. The task we set our wishes to.
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Saying about Ambrose Bierce: Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.
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Ambrose Bierce Quotes: PLEBEIAN, n. An ancient Roman who in the blood of his country stained nothing but his hands. Distinguished from the Patrician, who was a saturated solution.
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Ambrose Bierce Quote: Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
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Quotes about Ambrose Bierce: Mad; adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence; not conforming to standards of thought, speech, and action derived by the conformants from study of themselves; at odds with the majority; in short, unusual. It is noteworthy that persons are pronounced mad by officials destitute of evidence that they themselves are sane.
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Quote about Ambrose Bierce: Loquacity, n. A disorder which renders the sufferer unable to curb his tongue when you wish to talk.
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Ambrose Bierce Sayings: Example is better than following it.
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Ambrose Bierce Saying: SACRED, adj. Dedicated to some religious purpose; having a divine character; inspiring solemn thoughts or emotions; as... the Cow in India; the Crocodile, the Cat and the Onion of ancient Egypt.
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Sayings about Ambrose Bierce: ZOOLOGY, n. The science and history of the animal kingdom, including its king, the House Fly (
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Saying about Ambrose Bierce: MAGNETISM, n. Something acting upon a magnet. The two definitions immediately foregoing are condensed from the works of one thousand eminent scientists, who have illuminated the subject with a great white light, to the inexpressible advancement of human knowledge.
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Ambrose Bierce Quotes: The game of discontent has its rules, and he who disregards them cheats. It is not permitted to you to wish to add another's advantages or possessions to your own; you are permitted only to wish to be another.
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Ambrose Bierce Quote: Something that is supposed to typify or stand for something else. Many symbols are mere
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