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Ambrose Bierce
June 24, 1842 - 1914
Nationality: American
Category: Journalist
Subcategory: American Journalist

Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.


Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.


Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy.


Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.


Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.


Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.


Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.


The future is that period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true, and our happiness is assured.


Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.


Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery.


To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.


Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.


An egotist is a person of low taste - more interested in himself than in me.


Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.

    Topics: Art

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.


Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.


The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.


Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.


Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.


Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.


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