Quotes by Ambrose Bierce

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Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
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House, n. A hollow edifice erected for the habitation of man, rat, mouse, beetle, cockroach, fly, mosquito, flea, bacillus, and microbe.
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Scriptures: the sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.
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Christian, n.: one who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor.
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The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
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Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
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Patience: A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.
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Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
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Historian: A broad-gauge gossip.
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Occident: The part of the world lying west (or east) of the Orient. It is largely inhabited by Christians, a powerful subtribe of the Hypocrites, whose principal industries are murder and cheating, which they are pleased to call "war" and "commerce." These, also, are the principal industries of the Orient.
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