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Ambrose Bierce Quotes

Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.

Patience. A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.

Admiration is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.

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Fidelity. A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.

When you cannot get a compliment in any other way, pay yourself one.

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

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

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

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

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

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