Ambrose Bierce Famous Quotes
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Ambrose Bierce Famous Quotes

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

-- Ambrose Bierce
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Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.

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

-- Ambrose Bierce
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Pray. To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

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

-- Ambrose Bierce
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