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

Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.


Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.


Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon.


Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.


Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.


Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.


Alliance - in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.


Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.


Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.


Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.


War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.


Prejudice - a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.


Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.


Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.


Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.


To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.


Abscond - to move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.


I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that all saloonkeepers are Democrats.


Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.


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