Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

American writer

Lived from: 1842-1914

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Ambrose Bierce

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    Corporation. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
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    Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
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    A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man, who has no gills.
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    A coward is one who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs.
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    A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be.
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    A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker.
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    A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves a glorious success.
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    A man is known by the company he organizes.
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    A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
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    A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
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    A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
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    A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
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    A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.
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    Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity.
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    Abscond. To ''move'' in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
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