Quotes by Ambrose Bierce

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Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited.
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Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
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Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
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History: An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.
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Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
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Infidel: In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does.
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Religion: A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
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Mammalia, n. pl. A family of vertebrate animals whose females in a state of nature suckle their young, but when civilized and enlightened put them out to nurse, or use the bottle.
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Zeal, n. A certain nervous disorder afflicting the young and inexperienced.
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Custard: A detestable substance produced by a malevolent conspiracy of the hen, the cow, and the cook.
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