Quotes by Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

American writer

Alive from: 1842-1914

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Deliberation. The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on.
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    Dentist: A prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of your pocket.
    Source: The Devil's Dictionary
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    Destiny. A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
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    Discussion: A method of confirming others in their errors.
    Source: The Devil's Dictionary
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    Divorce. A resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.
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    Dog. A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship.
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    Don't steal; thou it never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.
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    Dramatist: One who adapts plays from the French.
    Source: The Devil's Dictionary
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    Duty. That which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.
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    Edible. Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.
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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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    Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
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    Egotist. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me.
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    Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.
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    Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.
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