Quotes by Ambrose Bierce

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Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.
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Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
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 jealousy  

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Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
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Quotation, n.: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated.
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Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
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Reconsider, v. To seek a justification for a decision already made.
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Marriage, n. A community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all two.
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Impiety, n.: Your irreverence toward my deity.
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Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
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Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
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